Wisdom Quotes To Live By: I to L

The wisdom quotes on this page are all from sources and authors surnames I through to L. The other pages are:  A,  B,  C & D,  E & F,  G & H,  M,  N – Q,  R & S,  T & U,  V – Z.  There is also a page of Wisdom Sayings and a condensed page of 100 Inspirational Words Of Wisdom (a selection from all of the wisdom pages.)

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Wisdom Quotes:  I   

Robert G. Ingersoll  1833 – 1899
The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.

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Islamic Saying
There is no comparison between men and women. It is like trying to compare a rose with a jasmine. Each has its own perfume. Women are not equal to men, but then men are not equal to women.

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Wisdom Quotes:  J   

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  1958 – 2009
Children show me in their playful smiles the Divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.

I’m going to search for my star until I find it. It’s hidden in the drawer of innocence, wrapped in a scarf of wonder.

In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  1958 – 2009
This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  1958 – 2009
To give someone a piece of your heart, is worth more than all the wealth in the world.

William James

William James  1842 – 1910
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The Soul is stronger than its surroundings.

Gerald Jampolsky
Love is letting go of fear.

Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers  1938 – 2012
Everyone in your life is a ‘practise person.’ How you react to them allows you to see what you have to work on within yourself.

Listen to the silence… It has much to say.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power, the greater it will be.

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Steve Jobs  1955 – 2011
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

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William Jordon
Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph  1840 – 1904
It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung  1875 – 1961
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung  1875 – 1961
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.


Juvenal  55 – 127
Be gentle with the young.

Amy, Sophie & Joey (2012)
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Wisdom Quotes:  K   

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If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth.. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.

The river that flows in you, also flows in me.

Gopi Kallayil
Listen to that tweet from your heartbeat and listen to that chat request from your brain and pay attention to that status update from your body. On a daily basis, befriend yourself.

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant  1724 – 1804
For peace to reign on Earth, humans must evolve into new beings who have learned to see the whole first.

Alphonse Karr  1808 – 1890
The more things change, the more they are the same.

Byron Katie

Byron Katie  1942
All I have is all I need…  And all I need is all I have in this moment.

It’s no possible to have a problem without believing a prior thought.  To notice this simple truth is the beginning of peace.

When I walk into a room I know that everyone loves me…  I just don’t expect them to realize it yet.

Helen Keller

Helen Keller  1880 – 1968
We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

Thomas Kempis

Thomas Kempis  1379 – 1471
If we live in peace ourselves, we in turn may bring peace to others. A peaceable man does more good than a learned one.

The more we mature inwardly, the simpler great truths will appear to us, for it is from heaven that we gain understanding.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy  1917 – 1963
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognize the opportunity.

Frederick Keonig  1774 – 1833
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr  1983
Alter your thoughts and you alter your world.

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.

In being love.. I give love. In being joy.. I give joy. In being happiness.. I give happiness. Everything I need is within.

Bluebell & Sky (2015)
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Hazrat Inayat Khan  1882 – 1927
The words that enlighten the Soul are more precious than jewels.

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Sue Krebs

Sue Krebs
The difference between darkness and colour is simply a little light.

Jiddu Krishnamurti  1895 – 1986
The difference between me and you is that I don’t mind what happens.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross  1926 – 2004
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

To love means never to be afraid of the winds storms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.

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Wisdom Quotes:  L   

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.

Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor  1775 – 1864
Solitude is the audience chamber of God.

Hugh Latimer

Hugh Latimer  1485 – 1555
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.

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Jack Layton
Cherish every moment with those you love, at every stage of your journey.

Family holiday (1972)
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 – 1973
Do not run away.. Let go. Do not seek.. For it will come when least expected.

Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.

In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.

Seth & Lucy
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 – 1973
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 – 1973
Seeing takes place with the inner mind.

To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.

Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L’Engle  1918 – 2007
Some things have to be believed to be seen.

John Lennon

John Lennon  1940 – 1980
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay.. It’s not the end.

The more real you get… the more unreal the world gets.

Giacomo Leopardi  1798 – 1837
Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  1729 – 1781
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.

They make glorious shipwrecks who are lost in seeking worlds.

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

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Lester Levenson

Lester Levenson
You can have anything you want, providing you first let of of wanting it.

Sam Levenson

Sam Levenson  1911 – 1980
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

C.S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  1898 – 1963
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes…
but when you look back everything is different.

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C.S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  1898 – 1963
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.

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When hungry… eat your rice. When tired… close your eyes.
Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  1809 – 1865
Have I not destroyed my enemy, when I have made him into my friend?

Denise Linn

Denise Linn  1950
On the road of life.. Meet people where they are. Accept who they are. And there are some folks that you need to leave where they are.. Keep walking.

Bruce Lipton

Bruce Lipton  1944
In a Universe made out of energy, everything is entangled.. Everything is one.

The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.

Your biology is a reflection of your perception.

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Allan Lokos
Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that.. Thoughts.

Vince Lombardi  1913 – 1970
Individual commitment to a group effort.. That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

The man on top of the mountain.. Didn’t fall there.

Barry Lopez  1945
It is the imagination that gives shape to the universe.

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John Lubbock
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

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Max Lucado

Max Lucado  1955
A man who wants to lead the orchestra, must turn his back to the crowd.

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Realize that true happiness lies within you.

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Lucretius  99BC – 55BC
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Rosamund Lupton

Rosamund Lupton
The present is too precious to waste.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther  1483 – 1546
The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Luther Standing Bear (Chief)  1868 – 1939
Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations.

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David Lynch
The World is… as You Are.

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