Wisdom Quotes To Live By: R & S

Rumi quote: What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The wisdom quotes on this page are all from sources and authors surnames R and S. The other pages are:  A,  B,  C & D,  E & F,  G & H,  I – L,  M,  N – Q,  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.)

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Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh  1931 – 1990
If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting.

There is only one courage and that is the courage to go on dying to the past, not to collect it, not to accumulate it, not to cling to it. We all cling to the past and because we cling to the past we become unavailable to the present.

Red Cloud (Chief)  1822 – 1909
We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We  do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Christopher Reeve  1952 – 2004
Once you choose hope…  Anything’s possible.

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Ruth E. Renkel
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson
Be true to what matters most to your heart.

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson
Remain calm. A breakthrough is often preceded by a breakdown.

Words are an invitation to life, a request to bring energy into form. Choose your words carefully.

Jean Paul Richter

Jean Paul Richter  1763 – 1825
The more sand has escaped from the hour glass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

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Jacob Riis  1849 – 1914
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock, perhaps a hundred times, without so much as a crack showing in it. But at the one hundred and first blow it will split in two and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke  1875 – 1926
Our heart always transcends us.

Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

Most people treat a belief as if it’s a real thing, when it’s actually nothing but a feeling of certainty about what something means.

To make profound changes in your life, you need either inspiration or desperation.

Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.

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Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Your past does not equal your future.

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Kate Roberts
When parents say ‘I’m sorry,’ they are saying so much more.

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John Roger
When you realise that there is more happening here than appears on the surface, you will start being able to perceive some of the answers that reflect the presence of Spirit.

Will Rogers  1879 – 1935
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.

Paul Romer  1955
Possibilities do not add up, they multiply.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt  1884 – 1962
A woman is like a teabag… you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

Franklin D. Roosevelt  1882 – 1945
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

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Rene Rose
Love yourself so much that when someone treats you wrong.. You recognize it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau  1712 – 1778
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz  1952
Be immune to others opinions…  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Close both eyes and see with the other eye.

Do not feel lonely… the entire Universe is inside You.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.

Listen with ears of tolerance.
See through eyes of compassion.
Speak with the language of love.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Look for the answer inside your question.

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Love is the Soul’s light.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.

Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Set your life on fire.. Seek those who fan your flames.

The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.

The Soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

Rumi quote: The wound is the place where the Light enters you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
There is a voice that doesn’t use words.. Listen.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re dancing to it nevertheless.

What comes will go. What is found, will be lost again. But, what you are is beyond coming and going and beyond description. You are it.

What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

You are not a drop in the ocean… you are the entire ocean in a drop.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
You are searching the world for treasure.. But the real treasure is yourself.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the moon. That moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

Margaret Lee Runbeck  1905 – 1956
Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest of moment into a gracious gift.

John Ruskin

John Ruskin  1819 – 1900
When love and skill work together… expect a masterpiece.

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Leo Rusten  1908 – 1997
It is not that which is beautiful that pleases us, but that which pleases us is called beautiful.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery  1900 – 1944
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

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De Saint-Real
Wisdom is to the Soul what health is to the body.

SaLuSa-Mike Quinsey

SaLuSa-Mike Quinsey
Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow and become the flowers of understanding.

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Carlos Santana  1947
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

George Santayana

George Santayana  1863 – 1952
The Earth has music for those who listen.

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Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner  1855 – 1920
Our fathers had their dreams, we have ours, the generation that follows will have its own.

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Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer  1875 – 1965
Eventually all things fall into place, until then.. Laugh at the confusion, live for the moments and know everything happens for a reason.

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George Scialabba
Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

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Chief Seattle  1780 – 1866
Day and night cannot dwell together. Your religion was written on tables of stone, ours was written on our hearts.

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people.

We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.


Seneca  4BC – 65AD
Even while they teach.. Men learn.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

It’s not because things are difficult, that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture, that they are difficult.

We are more often frightened than hurt: our troubles spring more often from fancy than reality.

Seth-Jane Roberts

Seth-Jane Roberts  1929 – 1984
When every young man refuses to go to war, you will have peace. You do not defend any idea with violence.

Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 – 1991
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Dr Seuss quote: Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 – 1991
Think left and think right and think low and think high, oh, the things you can think up if only your try.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Gail Sheehy  1937
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living.

Michael Singer
Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that’s the only time everything will be okay.

Samuel Smiles  1812 – 1904
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.

Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.

Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
Greatness exists in all of us.

If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.

Money and success don’t change people.. They merely amplify what is already there.

Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

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Brandi Snyder
To the world you may just be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.

Ralph W. Sockman  1889 – 1970
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.


Socrates  470BC – 399BC
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.


Socrates  470BC – 399BC
Wisdom begins in wonder.

Susan Somerset-Webb

Susan Somerset-Webb
Love yourself first. You can’t pour from an empty vessel.

Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark  1918
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  1946
All of us, every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.

Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira  1960
Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth.

Time is the eternal now, seen through the narrow slit of the mind.

Chief Standing Bear

Standing Bear (Chief) c.1829 – 1908
Certain small ways and observances sometimes have connection with large and more profound ideas.

This hand is not the color of yours, but if you pierce it, I shall feel pain. If you pierce your hand, you also feel pain. The blood that will flow from mine will be the same color as yours. I am a man. God made us both.

Barry Stevens

Barry Stevens  1902 – 1985
Don’t push the river, it flows by itself.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 – 1894
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard  1937
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep  1949
I want to feel my life while I’m in it.

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Sufi Proverb
To search for God with logical proof is like searching for the sun with a lamp.

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift  1667 – 1745
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift  1989
In life and love, you learn that there comes a time to let go and move on.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift  1989
Just because something is over doesn’t mean it wasn’t beautiful.

The trials and tribulations in your life make you stronger.

There are so many ways, different ways, someone can be beautiful

Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful. You don’t have to be like everyone else.

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you keep thinking about yesterday.

You need to be happy with yourself or you’ll never be able to be happy in a relationship.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi  1893 – 1986
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

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