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Wisdom Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Wisdom Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Perspective

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

 

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu


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The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
- Yiddish Proverb

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The words of truth are always paradoxical.
- Lao Tzu

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

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

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

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The greatest wealth is health.
- Virgil

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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