100 Intense Words of Wisdom that Might Change Your Life [Images]

1. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.– Lao Tzu

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2. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps– Confucius

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3. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir

4. Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. – Sigmund Freud

5. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.– Lewis Carroll

6. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

7. When in doubt, don’t. – Benjamin Franklin

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8. The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. – John F. Kennedy

9. True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.– Socrates

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10. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte

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11. Wisdom begins in wonder.– Socrates

12.Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.– George S. Patton

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13.Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.– John Wooden

14.Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. – John Wooden

15.We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

16.The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

17.It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. – Elizabeth Kenny

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18.Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein

19.Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. – Franz Kafka

20.The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. – Friedrich Nietzsche

21.Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein

22.In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. – Lao Tzu

23.Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir

24.The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

25.True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates

26.I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball

27.There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

28.It isn’t what you do, but how you do it. – John Wooden

29.If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. – Napoleon Bonaparte

30.It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

31.The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. – Walt Disney

32.Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. – Dr. Seuss

33.The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

34.Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. – Jim Rohn

35.It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus

36.People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov

37.Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige

38.Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. – John D. Rockefeller

39.Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done. – Amelia Earhart

40.Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength. – Phil Jackson

41.No one wants advice – only corroboration. – John Steinbeck

42.Let us act on what we have, since we have not what we wish. – John Henry Newman

43.Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44.Imagination is more important than knowledge.– Albert Einstein

45.By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

46.The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. – Benjamin Franklin

47.Honesty is the best policy. – Benjamin Franklin

48.There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – Benjamin Franklin

49.I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao Tzu

50.Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. – Lao Tzu

51.It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

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52.He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. – Marcus Aurelius

53.A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. – Khalil Gibran

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54.The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy

55.We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw

56.Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw

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57.Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

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58.The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. – H. L. Mencken

59.Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Jung

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60.Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine

61.Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”- Henry Ford

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62.Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

63.The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

64.A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.-Thomas Paine

65.Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. – Rabindranath Tagore

66.A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.– John C. Maxwell

67.Never find fault with the absent. – Alexander Pope

68.Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

69.Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

70.Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.– Joseph Campbell

71.If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela

72.Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

73.Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas A. Edison

74.The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. – Thomas A. Edison

75.Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. – Colin Powell

76.To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

77.Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

78.Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. – Anton Chekhov

79.The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. – John Burroughs

80.No man was ever wise by chance. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

81.When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

82.Man is only great when he acts from passion. – Benjamin Disraeli

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

84.Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.– Joan Rivers

85.Commitment is an act, not a word.– Jean-Paul Sartre

86.Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.– Joan Rivers

87.Look twice before you leap.– Charlotte Bronte

88.Habit is the nursery of errors.– Victor Hugo

89.The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

90.I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

91.The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. – Michelangelo

92.The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

93.You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements. – Denis Waitley

94.Please all, and you will please none. – Aesop

95.Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

96.Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

97.Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. – George Eliot

98.Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. – Phil Jackson

99.First appearance deceives many. – Ovid

100.If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. – Margaret Thatcher

101.A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants. – Joseph Addison

102.If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. – Rollo May

103.To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

104.A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. – Moliere

105.With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings. – Ezra Taft Benson

106.The sweetest of all sounds is praise. – Xenophon

107.We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it. – James M. Barrie

108.You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

109.What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. – Ellen Glasgow

110.The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. – Don Shula

111.A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. – John Lubbock

112.We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. – Max de Pree

113.Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. – Iris Murdoch

114.Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm. – Pope Paul VI

115.Slow and steady wins the race. – Robert Lloyd

116.The best way to predict the future is to invent it.– Alan Kay




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