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" Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. "
" People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. "
" He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. "
Mary Wilson Little
" Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. "
" A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. "
Viktor E. Frankl
" Our ascendancy of the past two centuries - first Europe and then the U.S. - has bred a western-centric mentality: the West is the fount of all wisdom. We think of ourselves as open-minded, but our sense of superiority has closed our minds. We never entertained the idea that China could surpass the U.S. "
" At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. "
" Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. "
" Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. "
" Giving opens the way for receiving. "
Florence Scovel Shinn
" All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted. "
Saint Teresa of Avila
" Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself. "
" Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms. "
" For myself, I think that those who cultivate wisdom and believe themselves able to instruct their fellow-citizens as to their interests are least likely to become partisans of violence. They are too well aware that to violence attach enmities and dangers, whereas results as good may be obtained by persuasion safely and amicably. "
" We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. "
Henry Ward Beecher
" Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. "
" Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself. "
" Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. "
" The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension... Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence. "
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
" To lead people walk behind them. "
" We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. "
" The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours. "
" To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue. "
" By the time you've reached your sixties, you do know that one day you will die, and knowing that is at least the beginning of wisdom. "
" He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted. "
" The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought. "
" Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. "
" The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. "
" The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others. "
" With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings. "
Ezra Taft Benson
" Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being. "
Orison Swett Marden