Wisdom Quotes To Live By
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Accept who you are and revel in it - Mitch Albom - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The wisdom quotes on this page are all from authors surnames or sources A to E. For more words of wisdom from many other sources please take a look at pages F to K   to Q and to Z. There is also a page of clever/wise sayings which are all from unknown sources. 

As there are so many wise quotes and sayings there is now also a condensed page of 100 Inspirational Words Of Wisdom.

Wisdom quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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Wisdom Quotes:  A   



A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
It is impossible to see what you do not believe.


It is not up to you to change your brother, but merely to accept him as he is.


You cannot know your own perfection until you have honoured all those who were created like you.

The A Course In Miracles page
has many more wisdom quotes from this wonderful book


Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
Your life is right now. It's not later.
It's not in that time of retirement.
It's not when the lover gets here.
It's not when you've moved into the new house.
It's not when you get the better job.
Your life is right now. It will always be right now.
You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it's not ever going to get better than right now...  Until it gets better right now!

There are many pages of Abraham-Hicks
where you will find an abundance of wisdom quotes


Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958
Accept who you are...  and revel in it.


There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.


Louise May Alcott

Louise May Alcott  1832 - 1888
I am not afraid of storms...
for I am learning to sail my ship.


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James Alexander
It is a beautiful world...  Consciously put some little bits of it into your memory each day.


A.H. Almaas

A.H. Almaas  1944
To truly find God, truth needs to be found independently from the opinions of others. The truth has to be found in our hearts.


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Mark Amend
Be strong enough to stand alone.  Be yourself enough to stand apart.
But be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes - Mark Amend - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Mark Amend
The things you say about others, also say a lot about you.


Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson  1968
I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other.


Aristotle

Aristotle  384BC - 322BC
Educating the mind, without educating the heart,  is no education at all.


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold  1822 - 1888
The free thinking of one age,
is the common sense of the next.


Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov  1920 - 1992
A good question is, of course, the key by which infinite answers can be educed.


A subtle thought that is in error, may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.


In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.


Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.


St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi  1181 - 1226
A man who uses his hands is a labourer. One who uses his hands and mind is a craftsman. But he who uses his hands, his mind and his heart is an artist.


A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.


What we are looking for is...  what is looking.


St Augustine

St Augustine  354 - 430
Patience is the companion of wisdom
.

Patience is the companion of wisdom - St Augustine - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius  121 - 180
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.


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Wisdom Quotes:  B   



Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba  1926
The aim of all spiritual practice is love.

The aim of all spiritual practice is love - Sathya Sai Baba - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Richard Bach

Richard Bach  1936
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,  the master calls a butterfly.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly - Richard Bach - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon  1561 - 1626
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.


Richard Bartlett

Richard Bartlett
What you are able to think and perceive, defines the limitation of what you are able to achieve.


Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch  1870 - 1965
We didn't all come over on the same ship, but we're all in the same boat.


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Abraham Barzali
Without the desert...there is no oasis.


Bashar-Darryl Anka

Bashar (Darryl Anka)
Information like fruit is already free...
if you pluck it directly from the tree.


When the people will lead... The leaders will follow.


Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle  1647 - 1706
There is no less invention in aptly applying a thought found in a book, than in being the first author of the thought.


The Beatles

The Beatles
All you need is love.
Love is all you need.


Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven  1770 - 1850
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.


Aine Belton

Aine Belton
Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.


Bo Bennett

Bo Bennett  1972
A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements.


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Gail Rubin Bereny
Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere, is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans...    It's an open mind.


Annie Besant

Annie Besant  1847 - 1933
There is no life without consciousness.
There is no consciousness without life.


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Bhagavad Gita
And when he sees Me in all and he sees all in Me, then I never leave him and he never leaves Me.


Bible

Bible
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for he is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.


William Blake

William Blake  1770 - 1850




He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.


What is now proved was once only imagined.


When the doors of perception are cleansed,  man will see things as they truly are...  Infinite.


W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois  1868 - 1963
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach - W.E.B. Du Bois - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy & Joey (2013)

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury  1920
Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.


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Sidney Newton Bremer  1916 - 1980
The oyster turns into pearl the sand that annoys it.


Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke  1887 - 1915
Store up reservoirs of calm and content and draw on them at later moments when the source isn't there, but the need is very great.


Les Brown

Les Brown  1945
Act the way you want to be 
and soon you'll be the way you act.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning  1806 - 1861
Light tomorrow with today.

Light tomorrow with today - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
Buddha was speaking in a village square one day, when one of the inhabitants started to abuse him. Buddha paused and said to the man,
"If you offer me a piece of paper and I refuse to accept it, what happens to the paper?"
"Why, it stays with me, of course," the villager replied.
Buddha smiled gently, "And that is exactly what I am doing with your abuse," he said.
"I am not accepting it, therefore it stays with you."


Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.

Everything that has a beginning has an end. Make your peace with that and all will be well - Buddha - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.


Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.


Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Three things can not be long hidden.  The sun, the moon, the truth.


You only lose what you cling to.


Robert Jones Burdette

Robert Jones Burdette  1844 - 1914
There are two days about which nobody should ever worry, and these are yesterday and today.


Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia  1924 - 1998
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them.


Eric Butterworth

Eric Butterworth  1916 - 2003
Don't go through life...
Grow through life.


Lord Byron

Lord Byron  1788 - 1824
In solitude...
where we are least alone.


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Wisdom Quotes:  C   



Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell  1904 - 1987
The cave you fear to enter
holds the treasure you seek.


George Carlin

George Carlin  1937 - 2008
Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.


Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 - 1881
The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.


Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda  1925 - 1998
In the Universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamens call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.


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Lord Chesterfield
You must look into people, as well as at them.


Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
For nearly one hundred years we have known that the material world is an illusion. Everything that seems solid - a rock, a tree, your body - is actually 99.999% empty space.


Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965
Attitude is... a little thing that makes a big difference.


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.


Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero  106BC - 43BC
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.


Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure - Paulo Coelho - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 - 1834
What comes from the heart,
goes to the heart.


Confucius

Confucius  551BC - 479BC
Everything has its beauty...
but, not everyone sees it.

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it - Confucius - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Confucius

Confucius  551BC - 479BC
Seek not every quality
in one person.


Ry Cooder

Ry Cooder  1947
All the money in the world
is spent on feeling good.


E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings  1894 - 1962
It takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are.


Marie Curie

Marie Curie  1867 - 1934
Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.


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Wisdom Quotes:  D   



Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl  1916 - 1990
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely - Roald Dahl - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByKevin & Julie (1982)

Ram Dass

Ram Dass  1931
The quieter you become...
the more you hear.


Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 - 1886
Saying nothing...
sometimes says the most.


Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli  1804 - 1881
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.


The greatest good you can do for another, is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotations.


John Dryden

John Dryden  1631 - 1700
We first make our habits,
and then our habits make us.


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Abundance is about looking at life and knowing that you have everything you need for complete happiness, and then being able to celebrate each and every moment on Earth.


Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change - Wayne Dyer - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Enjoy everything in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place or thing.


How people treat you is their karma... how you react is yours.

How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours - Wayne Dyer - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
But it's the same world.


Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be - Wayne Dyer - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henry van Dyke

Henry van Dyke  1852 - 1933
Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.


Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan  1941
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and inbetween does what he wants to do.


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Wisdom Quotes:  E   



Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
A clever person solves a problem.
A wise person avoids it.


Creativity is intelligence having fun.


Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid - Albert Einstein - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy & Seth

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.


Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.


Never give up on what you really want to do.  The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.


Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.


Reality is merely an illusion...   albeit a very persistent one.


The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.


Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.


Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.


T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot  1888 - 1965
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.


Common sense is genius dressed in it's working clothes.


Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.


Knowledge is the antidote to fear.


Money often costs too much.


People only see what they are prepared to see.


Real action is in silent moments.


The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.


The wise man in the storm prays God, not from safety from danger but from deliverance from fear. It is the storm within which endangers him not the storm without.


Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it.


What you do speaks so loud that, I cannot hear what you say.


Epictetus

Epictetus  55 - 135
All religions must be tolerated for every man must get to Heaven in his own way.


He is a wise man, who does not grieve for the things he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.


We are disturbed, not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens.

We are disturbed, not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens - Epictetus - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Epictetus

Epictetus  55 - 135
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.


Euripides

Euripides  480BC - 406BC
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. 


The good and the wise live quiet lives.


Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.


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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