20 of the Wisest Quotes You’ll Ever Read

Or maybe not. It depends on how deep you currently are in your search for wisdom. We have no idea about that, so we can’t truly guarantee that these will be 20 of the wisest quotes you’ll ever read, but regardless, they are definitely worth the read, even if they only serve as so much of a reminder. Now that you’re here, give them a brief run-down and brush up on your inner wisdom. Or, have your mind blown by them. Either way, you’ll feel better afterwards.

  • Wise people, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same life. ~ Aristophanes
  • Never mistake knowledge for wisdom: The first helps you make a living; the second helps you make a life. ~ Sandra Carny
  • Chance favors the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur
  • Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart. 
  • Judge each day, not by the harvest, but by the seeds you plant. 
  • Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake. ~ Sir Francis Bacon
  • If you have two pennies, spend one on bread to give you life, and one on a flower to give meaning to your life. ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
  • Hospitality meets its greatest test when a new idea drops by uninvited.
  • The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them. ~ Cavour
  • If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. ~ Proverbs, 29:9
  • A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. ~ St. Francis of Assisi
  • Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life. ~ Woodrow Wilson
  • Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Harold Whitman
  • He who marries the Sprit of the Age will be a widower in the age to come.
  • Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile. ~ Mary Beard
  • No one grows old by living – only by losing interest in living. ~ Marie Beynon Ray
  • Simplicity doesn’t mean to live in misery and poverty. You have what you need, and you don’t want to have what you don’t need. ~ Charan Singh
  • The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. ~ Alexander Chalmers
  • Circus performers know that they can break their necks falling into a net; it is the uncertainty which keeps them skillful and careful. They know also that the net can save their lives; it is this confidence which makes them daring. ~ S. Helen Kelley
  • Who lives without folly is not so wise as he thinks. ~ Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Source: http://www.betatesters.com/penn/wisdom02.htm

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