It is easy to be wise after the event. - English Proverb

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Words of Wisdom /
Thoughts to Live By

Nature and wisdom never are at strife.

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
William James

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
Solomon Ibn Gabriol

Wisdom is better than gold or silver.
German Proverb

Years teach us more than books.
Berthold Auerbach

It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others.
Latin Proverb

The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends and family, in one's backyard. - Abraham Maslow  
woman in hammock in backyard

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
William Penn

The middle course is the best.

The wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control.

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
Thomas Huxley

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

Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Measure a thousand times and cut once.
Turkish Proverb

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang

No man was ever wise by chance.

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Matsuo Basho

Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.
A. Maude Royden

Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.

John Milton

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.
William Hazlitt

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.
John Tillotson

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shore line of wonder.
Ralph W. Sockman

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
Alexander Chase

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.

sunshine on tree branches Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul. - German Proverb


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