Wise Quotes


Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.

The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss

The Wise Man's Fear
Fantasy    Fear    Kvothe    Man s    Name    Patrick rothfuss    Wind    Wise

And then something invisible snapped insider her, and that which had come together commenced to fall apart.

Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die.

Laughter is poison to fear.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.

Born to die    Chameleon    Elizabeth woolridge grant    Life    Lyrics    Moral compass    Mother    Music    Ocean    Personality    Pop    Ride    Single    Song    Soul    Unusual    Wise

We are all vainer of our luck than of our merits.

Folly    Foolishness    Luck    Merits    Nero wolfe    Vainer    Vainity    Wisdom    Wise

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said,
"It made a difference for that one.

It's a fact—
everyone
is ignorant in some way or another.
Ignorance is our deepest secret.
And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.
Here is a quick test:
If you have
never
changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never
questioned
the basics, and if you have
no wish
to do so, then you are likely ignorant.
Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who,
in your opinion
, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.
It will do
both
of you good.

Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!

Diet    Dieting    Fashion designer    Game    Image    Look    Lose    Pounds    Weight    Win    Winning    Wisdom    Wise    Woman    Women

How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" to a margin note written in her loop-heavy cursive: Straight & Fast.

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.

Act    Action    Begin    Beginnings    Bold    Boldness    Venture    Wisdom    Wise

Things can turn out differently, Apollo. That's the nice thing about being human. We only have one life, but we can choose what kind of story it's going to be.

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.

We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise.

Disbelief    Explain    Gods    Good    Heroes    Sages    Statesmen    Supernatural    Superstition    Wisdom    Wise

The weak are dominated by their ego, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.

Ego    Egoism    Intelligence    Weak    Wisdom    Wise

I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it.

Idealist    Ideas    Letters    Love    Wise

I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain.

Africa    Africans    Amorous    Apartheid    Attraction    Black people    Color    Common sense    Face    Falling in love    Fancy    Human beings    Intelligence    Knowledge    Liking    Love    Memories    Memory    Michael bassey johnson    Nigerians    Race    Wisdom    Wise    Wise men    Wise people

That's the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they're far wiser than the elder ones could ever be.

Family    Sisters    Wise

The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life.

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know—and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know—even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction—than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.

Achilles    Choice    Ignorance    Knowledge    Learning    Science    Universe    Wisdom    Wise

Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.

Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.

They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.

In this world only the paranoid survive.

Midnight

Dean Koontz

Midnight
Dean koontz    Funny    Paranoid    Wise    World

Don't do anything that you wouldn't feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.

Caution    Feel    Wise

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.

Courageous    Grateful    Happy    Life    New day    Opportunities    Wise

Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas.

You understand the logic behind the illogical, Alyssa. It's in your nature to find tranquility amid the madness. And that's what we're doing here. We are giving our food a fighting chance.

Splintered

A.G. Howard

Splintered

A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn't implement any of it.

What you did tonight was clever, Wit said. You turned an attack into a promise. The wisest of men know that to render an insult powerless, you often need only to embrace it.

Hoid    Insult    Wise    Wit

The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise they are free from perplexities; and bold they are free from fear.

Bold    Virtue    Wise

Never rebel for the sake of rebelling, but always rebel for the sake of truth.

Conform    Conformity    Honest    Honesty    Perseverance    Persistence    Rebel    Rebelling    Rebellion    Spite    Stand up    Standing out    Take a stand    True    Truth    Wisdom    Wise

Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.

Antagonism    Antagonistic    Discernment    Foolishness    Insecure    Insecurity    Judgment    Jump    Manliness    Masculinity    Needless    Pacifism    Pacifist    Patience    Prudence    Reason    Retaliation    Self control    Virtue    Wisdom    Wise    Wise man

I am too young to be called wise and I am too old to be called young.

Quote Me Everyday

Santosh Kalwar

Quote Me Everyday
Old    Wise    Young

Only a mind free of impediment is capable of grasping the chaotic beauty of the world. This is our greatest asset.

Altair    Assassin    Assassin s creed    Asset    Beautiful    Beauty    Capable    Chaos    Chaotic    Creed    Crusade    Free    Freedom    Grasping    Greatest    Impediment    Life    Live    Maria    Mind    Oliver bowden    Only    Quote    Secret    Smart    Think    Wife    Wisdom    Wise    World

I believe in only one thing,the power of human will.

She has great breasts," the Colonel said without looking up from the whale.
"DO NOT OBJECTIFY WOMEN'S BODIES!" Alaska shouted.
Now he looked up. "Sorry. Perky breasts."
"That's not any better!

Alaska    Humor    Wise

The most intelligent people disguise the fact that they are intelligent. Wise men do not wear nametags. The more people talk about their own skills, the more desperate they are—their work should speak for itself.

I believe the first draft of a book — even a long one — should take no more than three months…Any longer and — for me, at least — the story begins to take on an odd foreign feel, like a dispatch from the Romanian Department of Public Affairs, or something broadcast on high-band shortwave duiring a period of severe sunspot activity.

Sometimes I think that wisdoms slip from my mind like drool from the lips of an idiot...
Where's all this stuff coming from? Is it any good? Any good in, you know, the wisdom sense? Who am I to spout this stuff anyway?
Well, here's the thing. You too can find yourself shedding wisdom like cat hair if you only allow yourself the liberty of introspection.
Think about what you alone know that no one else does. That one neat wonderful profound insight. It is fully yours. No one else on this planet of about six billion people understands it like you do.
Now, see if you can share it with someone. Bestow it, a gift of yourself.
Wisdom is like gossip. Except it's the good kind.

Being    Communicate    Communication    Gossip    Help    Imparting    Learn    Self    Share    Sharing    Talk    Talking    Teach    Teaching    Wisdom    Wise    Wise words    Yourself

This fellow is wise enough to play the fool;
And to do that well craves a kind of wit:
He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
The quality of persons, and the time,
And, like the haggard, check at every feather
That comes before his eye. This is a practise
As full of labour as a wise man's art
For folly that he wisely shows is fit;
But wise men, folly-fall'n, quite taint their wit.

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Fool    Plays    Poetry    Viola    Wise

When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow; but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue!

Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will provide plenty of time for silence.

For to be wise and love exceeds man's might.

Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida
Love    Man    Power    Wise

Intelligence is not expecting people to understand what your intent is; it is anticipating how it will be perceived.

You can lose a friend in springtime easier than any other season if you're too curious.

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hinderances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.

Luxuries    Poor    Thoreau    Wise

It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others's successes.

Learn    Mistakes    Wise

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