Wisdom Quotes that will Motivate You for Greatness

Filed in Quote by on March 1, 2022

– Wisdom Quotes –

They say that wisdom comes with age, and these wise sayings and wisdom quotes will give you better judgment and a sense of purpose in life. If you ever notice your energy or your spirit drop, simply recite an inspirational and uplifting quote to quickly boost your mood.

Wisdom Quotes

150 wisdom quotes:

Wisdom is defined as the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments.

May these quotes inspire you to be a wise person, not just in thought but most importantly in deeds so that you live your dreams.

1. “The Best Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney

2. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

3. “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

4. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”  ― Gautama Buddha

5. “Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.” ― Bob Dylan Wisdom Quotes

6. “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

7. “I will not punish you for your anger; your anger will punish you.” ― Gautama Buddha

8. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers

9. “I believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy”.  ― Anthony Robbins

10. “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past repeatedly.”  ― Gautama Buddha

12. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” – Unknown

13. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

14. “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley

15. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.” – Al Franken

16. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

17. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

18. “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire

19. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

20. “You can never plan the future by the past.” — Edmund Burke Wisdom Quotes

21. “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” — Robert Frost

22. “Be happy at this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam.

23. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

24. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

25. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

26. “Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.” – Rebecca West

27. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

28. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” – John C. Maxwell

29. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

30. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Lou Holtz

31. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

32. “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”―Paulo Coelho.

33. “I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” – Drew Barrymore

34. “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – The Notebook.

35. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ―Rumi

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36. “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” ―Irving Berlin

37. “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” ― Haruki Murakami

38. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato

39. “People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

40. “A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.” – Latin Proverb

41. “On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows. In every rill a sweet instruction flows.” – Edward Young

42. “It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it.” – C.S. Lewis


43. “The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.” – William Hazlitt

44. “People see what they look for and hear what they listen for.” – Harper Lee

45. “To be successful, you must act big, think big, and talk big.” – Unknown

46. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

47. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

48. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

50. “Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon

​51. “In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”– Theodor Reik

52. “Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baican

53. “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

54. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

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

56. “No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” – Winston Churchill

57. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”– Les Brown Wisdom Quotes.

​58. “An unexamined life is not worth living.”– Socrates.

59. “Life is much more fun if you live it in the spirit of play and collaboration, working with instead of against others.” – Wally Amos

​60. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.”– Vince Lombardi.

61. “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

62. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

63. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ​– Eleanor Roosevelt

64. “I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”– C.G. Jung.

65. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”– Stephen Chbosky.

66. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

67. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

68. “I’ve failed over and repeated in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

69. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

70. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford Wisdom Quotes

71. “Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” – Gary Keller

72. “Today is the life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” – Dale Carnegie

73. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

74. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals, and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” – Les Brown

75. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

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

77. “Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

78. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain Wisdom Quotes

79. “Each of us experiences defeats in life. We can transform defeat into victory if we learn from life’s whippings.” – Les Brown

80. “When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.” — George C. Marshall

81. “If we manage ego wisely, we get the upside it delivers, followed by strong returns.” – Dave Marcum

82. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” —Henry Van Dyke

83. “Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.” – Lord Chesterfield

84. “There are three constants in life… change, choice, and principles.” –Stephen Covey

85. “… just because we feel a certain way doesn’t make that feeling a fact. It only means that we feel that way. We must learn to press past our feelings.” – Joyce Meyer

86. “Something cannot see or even hear the best and most beautiful things in this world, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

87. “I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it makes sense.”– Harold Kushner.

88. “There is no life as complete as the life that is lived by choice.” – Shad Helmstetter

89. “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” – Rose Kennedy Wisdom Quotes

90. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.”– Vivian Komori.

91. “Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

92. “All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words.”– Ming-Dao Deng

93. “Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love.” – Maxime Lagacé

94. “They made each life up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practising patience, and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

95. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

96. “Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – it can turn them into wisdom.” – Cat Cora Wisdom Quotes

97. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” — Benjamin Disraeli.

98. “Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.” – Thomas J. Watson

99. “When we are in love, we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” — Blaise Pascal.

100. “Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.” – Henri Bergson

101. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”– Florence Nightingale.

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102. “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone.” – Henry David Thoreau

103. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”– Abraham Lincoln

104. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

105. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”– Richard Branson.

106. “Life isn’t complicated if you don’t break your concentration on your true vision.” – Robert Randle

107. “Wake up to realities! Real-life is all about real things!”― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah.

108. “Life is like a roller coaster / you will have your ups and your downs / you just need to get over it.” – Angelina Sabia

109. “Be smart, not impulsive!”― Bohdi Sanders Wisdom Quotes

110. “Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination and then act on it.” – Benjamin Disraeli.

111. “It’s easier to be wise for others than for yourself.”― R.J. Lawrence.

112. “Life is a lively process of becoming.” – Douglas Macarthur

113. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

114. “If you do not have control over your mouth, you will not have control over your future.”― Germany Kent

115. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”– Albert Ellis.

116. “They give life to us / we earn it by giving it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

117. “Let no one put you in chains.”― Abhijit Naskar.

118. “Life is a divine adventure.” – Lailah Gifty Akita Wisdom Quotes


119. “A wise person says well what he or she thinks, but is wary of himself or herself and what he or she says.”― Lamine Pearlheart

120. “Every life is worthy, and every life is capable of greatness. We have an obligation to make sure that opportunity for greatness is there.” – Condoleezza Rice

121. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton

122. “If you are what you eat, you are what you see and hear.”― E.A. Bucchianeri.

123. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”– Friedrich Nietzsche.

124. “The circumstances of your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live life.”― Lailah Gifty Akita.

125. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”– William Shakespeare Wisdom Quotes.

126. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”― J.K. Rowling

127. “Their ego dominates the weak, the wise dominate their ego, and the intelligent are in a constant struggle against their ego.”― Hamza Yusuf

128. “Laughter is poison to fear.”― George R.R. Martin

129. “I believe in only one thing, the power of human will.”― Joseph Stalin.

130. “Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”― Karl Lagerfeld

131. “Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected – that is essential.”― Anna Gould.

132. “I don’t fancy colors of the face, I’m always attracted to colors of the brain.”― Michael Bassey Johnson.

133. “The choice to make good choices is the best choice you can choose. Cannot make that choice and on most choices, you will lose.”― Ryan Lilly.

134. “Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.”― Jodi Picoult.

135. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!”. – Audrey Hepburn Wisdom Quotes

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136. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.”― Roy T. Bennett.

137. “Do nothing you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspaper the next day.”― Joel Osteen.

138. “Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.”― Roy T. Bennett

139. “No matter how tiny you look, you can lead huge men if you have what the huge men don’t have.”― Michael Bassey Johnson.

140. “Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.”― Horace.

141. “I don’t agree that when you love, you are blind or fool. You just get wiser and see clearer what is best and of worth.”― Hark Herald Sarmiento

142. “The wisest men follow their own direction.”― Euripides.

143. “The number of pearls measures true beauty within you, not those around your neck.”― Suzy Kassem

144. “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.”― Helen Keller.

145. “Advantages never come free. You have to create it the way you want it!”― Ashish Patel.

146. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.” – Steve Jobs Wisdom Quotes.

147. “People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.” – Rob Siltanen

148. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino

149. “Entrepreneurs Are Great At Dealing With Uncertainty And Also Very Good At Minimising Risk. That’s The Classic Entrepreneur.” – Mohnish Pabrai.

150. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

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