20 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ― Lao Tzu Self-Improvement and success go hand in hand. Taking the steps to make yourself a better and more well-rounded individual will prove to be a wise decision. ― Frank Long It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ― Aristotle Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ― Aristotle The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. ― Confucius Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ― Immanuel Kant Doubt is the origin of wisdom. ― Augustine of Hippo Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. ― Marcus Aurelius The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. ― Zig Ziglar The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ― Socrates What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. ― Wayne Dyer Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. ― Plato The greatest wealth is to live content with little. ― Plato Don't waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear. ― Paulo Coelho A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. ― William Shakespeare It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. ― Seneca In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. ― Sun Tzu The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. ― Friedrich Nietzsche A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. ― Ayn Rand Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden Words of Wisdom: 61 Wise Quotes About Life, Love, Change, and Growth Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. ― Aldous Huxley Happiness and freedom begin with one principle. Some things are within your control and some are not. ― Epictetus The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. ― Napoleon Bonaparte Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. ― Seneca You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results. ― Mahatma Gandhi The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ― Thomas Stephen Szasz Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly. ― Plutarch If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn. ― Ayn Rand Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. ― Albert Einstein Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. ― Zen Proverb Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom. ― Dalai Lama XIV The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Do Not Be Wise in Words. Be Wise in Deeds. ― Jewish Proverb Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child. ― Ron Wild Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ― Sandra Carey When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. ― Elon Musk To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. ― Marilyn vos Savant Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ― Francis Bacon It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. ― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Think before you speak. Read before you think. ― Fran Lebowitz It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. ― Epictetus Wisdom sails with wind and time. ― John Florio Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim. ― John D. Rockefeller Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’. ― Viktor Frankl A symptom of wisdom is curiosity. The evidence is calmness and perseverance. The causes are experimentation and understanding. ― Maxime Lagacé 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 Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. ― Isaac Asimov You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. ― Patrick Ness Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. So live the life you imagined. ― Henry David Thoreau Never say 'no' twice, if you mean it. ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. ― Albert Einstein The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ― Mark Twain Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ― Martin Luther King Jr. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. ― Leonard Nimoy Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ― Thomas Jefferson The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. ― Vince Lombardi Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. ― Bruce Lee Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. ― Thomas W. Moore Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ― Benjamin Disraeli Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ― Steve Jobs Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself. ― Horace Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute. ― Zig Ziglar When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective. ― George C. Marshall Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. ― J.K. Rowling All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. ― Robin Sharma Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. ― Thomas J. Watson I know that if things were going to improve, I was the one responsible for making it happen. ― James Clear It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands. ― Keanu Reeves The more we learn, the more we discover how much we do not know. ― Yoda The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ― Benjamin Disraeli Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ― Archimedes Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ― Judy Garland The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention. ― John Burroughs Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ― Carl Jung 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 Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. ― George Bernard Shaw The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. ― Paulo Coelho Turn your wounds into wisdom. ― Oprah Winfrey You’ve heard that it’s wise to learn from experience, but it is wiser to learn from the experience of others. ― Rick Warren In most aspects of life, try to find the thing you can go all in on with compound interest. ― Naval Ravikant
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.