It's easier to see the mistakes on someone else's paper.
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older one climbs with surprising strides.
The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
I may not agree with what you say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Life appears to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong.
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
You would not have the wisdom and knowledge you now possess were it not for the setbacks you have faced, the mistakes you have made and the suffering you have endured.
Robin Sharma, Who Will Cry When You Die?
If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.
Useful wisdom isn't developed overnight but through experiencing life's ups and downs and still continue to move forward without hesitation.
It doesn't matter where you have been, it is where you are now and the direction in which you are heading.
Donald S.Neviaser The Inner View
Wisdom suggests considerable knowledge tempered by compassion and good judgment, and is developed through living life.
N. Michael Murphy, M.D., The Wisdom of Dying Practices for Living
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.
William Butler Yeats
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the conventional wisdom.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
The things we do, do not offset the things we leave undone.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along".
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.
No and not are harmful words. They are harmful tactically, strategically, mentally, and emotionally.
Andrei G. Aleinikov, PH.D., Mega Creativity
I have discovered from personal experience that one can win the attention and time and co-operation of even the most sought after people in America by becoming genuinely interested in them.
Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Twists and turns in our lives are seen as fruitless delays and hindrances instead of stepping stones to a richer future.
Gina Mohammed, Ph D
The true values of life are not those that can be measured in dollars.