Wise Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, and funny wise quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more quotes by topic on Quotelicious.

Wise quotes about love

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ~Plato


The art of love is largely the art of persistence. ~Albert Ellis

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Who is wise in love, love most, say least. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson


The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love. ~Paulo Coelho


It is impossible to love and to be wise. ~Francis Bacon

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Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. ~Samuel Johnson


True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. ~Ellen G. White


If you would be loved, love and be lovable. ~ Benjamin Franklin


Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds. ~John Dryden

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Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~Lucille Ball


They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom. ~Friedrich Schiller

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You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. ~Sam Keen


There is no remedy for love but to love more. ~Henry David Thoreau


I have always been fascinated with romance and the fact that it is so effortless when we first fall in love but how it then becomes a conscious effort to stay creative and connected. Thats why I always say, ‘Get wise: keep your romance alive.’ ~Yolanda Hadid


The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller


I think if I did something in the pop world right now, it would be for Rihanna. I’d love to do something production wise for her. ~J. Cole

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We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first. ~George W. Melville


Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit. ~Mary Astell

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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu


It behoves thee to love God wisely; and that may thou not do but if thou be wise. ~Richard Rolle


There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. ~Sarah Dessen


If I meet a wise person, I think, ‘Yes, tell me more about parenting, about marriage, about how to stay in love. Tell me more about how to be a decent person living in a world that’s filled with chaos.’ ~Min Jin Lee

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Most women are wise to the fact that lots of men love a cat-fight, and thus go out of their way not to give them one. ~Julie Burchill

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Wise quotes about success


If you’ve been associated and successful with a particular kind of acting for so many years, then it’s wise to continue in the same direction. ~Govinda

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I think humanity is not wise enough to know what genotype or somatype is going to be the most successful or the most fit – simply because we’re not fully in control of our environment. ~Paul Di Filippo

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Gardening is not outcome-oriented. A successful harvest is not the end of a gardener’s existence, but only a phase of it. As any gardener knows, the vitality of a garden does not end with a harvest. ~James P. Carse


Our bodies are truly the result of what we eat, what we think about, and the exercise we receive. If we are not wise, these little things can soon cause major health problems that will limit our success and ability to serve. ~Joseph B. Wirthlin

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To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.


If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. ~Joseph Addison

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No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Alfred North Whitehead

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Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success. ~ Oscar Wilde


Look, it makes sense to be able to take part of what you’ve earned in this life and have it grow. And I hope that other musicians out there that do have their moments of profit and of success are wise enough not to squander those profits and that success. ~David Draiman


We try more to profit from always remembering the obvious than from grasping the esoteric. It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. ~Charlie Munger

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It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. ~Roger Babson


Wise quotes about life lessons

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Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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


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

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. ~Winston Churchill

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Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. ~Irving Berlin

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Hard lessons are hard to forget. Let hardship be a source of knowledge, not bitterness. Wisdom is hard-won.


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Business wise, I have always learned valuable lessons so I don’t regret any decisions I have made. ~Kiana Tom


Wise quotes about money


A very wise author once said that a writer writes for himself, and then publishes for money. I write for myself and publish just for the reader. ~Guillermo Cabrera Infante


I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn’t have it. ~Hedy Lamarr


A man’s most urgent necessity is neither happiness or money. It is wisdom. For it is wisdom that he will need to navigate the turbulent waters of his day to day existence without succumbing to the ocean of turmoils or to the empty road of prescriptions. ~Kapil Gupta

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A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. ~Jonathan Swift


I’m serious about it, and I want to spend my money wise. I’m not going to throw away any money. ~Giannis Antetokounmpo


Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard. ~Will Durant


A wise person does not undertake any business with the risk of losing the capital money in search of making a profit. ~Thiruvalluvar


Wise quotes about life and love

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


Forgiveness is the final form of love. ~Reinhold Niebuhr

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Where there is love there is life. ~Mahatma Gandhi


We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love. ~Robert Fulghum


The drive toward Life is protective, thoughtful, vulnerable, and invested in immaculate love. It is this last that marks the difference between a wise heart muddy with real life experiences in the trenches and a dry heart that functions on rote concepts alone. ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life. ~Thomas Merton

Wise quotes about friendship


It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. ~Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life. ~Plautus


The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him. ~Thiruvalluvar


A lot of close friends and family members have got married through online dating. I don’t think it would be wise for me to do it. ~Daisy Lowe

Wise man quotes


A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~William Shakespeare


All this worldly wisdom was once the unnamable heresy of some wise man. ~Henry David Thoreau


Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. ~Benjamin Franklin


The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. ~Lao Tzu


It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea. ~Nelson Mandela


A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. ~Bruce Lee


The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~Niccolo Machiavelli


There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool. ~Diogenes


Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. ~William Butler Yeats


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~Francis Bacon


A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. ~Hippocrates


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