111 Top Wisdom Quotes That Will Leave You Wiser Than You Are

Wisdom

True wisdom is opening yourself up to learn from the people who were before you and have been through what you are going through. No matter the stage of life you are in and how personal your struggle feels, there is always someone who went through the exact same thing. And what better way is there to pull through than be guided by their experience and follow the route they followed?

Learning from other people's experiences saves you a lot of time and pain because you know what works and what doesn't. You can learn from others by listening to their stories. People generously share their experiences to teach others and nowadays there are so many ways of doing this. They use their YouTube channels, podcasts, TED talks, blogs, Instagram, Facebook, you name it. There is a sea of wisdom in these places if you just know where to look.

The good thing about wisdom is that you can never have too much of it. No one is so wise that they cannot learn something new. You can also get wisdom from many things and places. No matter how old you are, a young child can give you a vital lesson. Always be open to learning from others because you never know where a tidbit of wisdom can take you. We surfed the web and collected the best wisdom quotes we could find for you to learn something new and hopefully gain more wisdom about life. Enjoy!

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Keep your head up. Be strong and take whatever that hits you and makes the best of it. Work hard, think wisely and you will succeed.

Keep your head up. Be strong and take whatever that hits you and makes the best of it. Work hard, think wisely and you will succeed.

Life is not what is promised, But what is sought. These bones, not what is found, But what we’ve fought. Our truth, not what we said, But what we thought. Our lesson, all we have taken & all we have brought.

Life is not what is promised,
But what is sought.
These bones, not what is found,
But what we’ve fought.
Our truth, not what we said,
But what we thought.
Our lesson, all we have taken & all we have brought.

Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let him resolutely pursue a solitary course; there is no fellowship with the fool.

Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let him resolutely pursue a solitary course; there is no fellowship with the fool.

The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?

The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range?

Much though he recites the sacred texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others — he does not partake of the blessings of the holy life. Little though he recites the sacred texts, but puts the Teaching into practice, forsaking lust, hatred, and delusion, with true wisdom and emancipated mind, clinging to nothing of this or any other world — he indeed partakes of the blessings of a holy life.

Much though he recites the sacred texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who only counts the cows of others — he does not partake of the blessings of the holy life.

Little though he recites the sacred texts, but puts the Teaching into practice, forsaking lust, hatred, and delusion, with true wisdom and emancipated mind, clinging to nothing of this or any other world — he indeed partakes of the blessings of a holy life.

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world - a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.

Mendicants, three things are conveyed under cover, not in the open. What three? Females are married with a veil, not unveiled. Brahmin hymns are conveyed under cover, not openly. Wrong view is conveyed under cover, not in the open. These three things are conveyed under cover, not in the open. Three things shine in the open, not under cover. What three? The moon shines in the open, not under cover. The sun shines in the open, not under cover. The teaching and training proclaimed by a Realized One shine in the open, not under cover. These three things shine in the open, not under cover.

Mendicants, three things are conveyed under cover, not in the open. What three? Females are married with a veil, not unveiled. Brahmin hymns are conveyed under cover, not openly. Wrong view is conveyed under cover, not in the open. These three things are conveyed under cover, not in the open.

Three things shine in the open, not under cover. What three? The moon shines in the open, not under cover. The sun shines in the open, not under cover. The teaching and training proclaimed by a Realized One shine in the open, not under cover. These three things shine in the open, not under cover.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

The opportunity should not be lost, which is afforded by the occasion, for illustrating and enforcing the thought that the universe, its creation, its arrangement, and all of its developing processes, are not due to human planning or oversight, but to the infinite wisdom and power of God.

The opportunity should not be lost, which is afforded by the occasion, for illustrating and enforcing the thought that the universe, its creation, its arrangement, and all of its developing processes, are not due to human planning or oversight, but to the infinite wisdom and power of God.

A fresh start is an opportunity to restart your experiences with your current wisdom. Keep moving forward and don’t repeat your mistakes.

A fresh start is an opportunity to restart your experiences with your current wisdom. Keep moving forward and don’t repeat your mistakes.

Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.

God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will.

God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand His wisdom, but we simply have to trust His will.

A very wise man once told me that you can't look back — you just have to put the past behind you and find something better in your future.

A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back — you just have to put the past behind you and find something

Good Morning, buddy! A wise person starts each day anew and does not ponder upon past errors. Dear friend, let us make the best out of each day and utilize every moment to learn from our mistakes!

Good Morning, buddy! A wise person starts each day anew and does not ponder upon past errors. Dear friend, let us make the best out of each day and utilize every moment to learn from our mistakes!

It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day?

It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day?

The strength of the two cultures was very different too: Japanese women instinctively understood yesterday and today and tomorrow. Call it wisdom. And they had staying power. American women only knew today and tended to come to pieces when just one day went wrong.

The strength of the two cultures was very different too: Japanese women instinctively understood yesterday and today and tomorrow. Call it wisdom. And they had staying power. American women only knew today and tended to come to pieces when just one day went wrong.

Your mind is like this water my friend, when it is agitated it becomes difficult to see, but if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.

Your mind is like this water my friend, when it is agitated it becomes difficult to see, but if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.

Be grateful for the hardships you face. You become wiser and humbler as a result. Please don’t succumb to their pressure. Don’t let yourself be molded by others.

Be grateful for the hardships you face. You become wiser and humbler as a result. Please don’t succumb to their pressure. Don’t let yourself be molded by others.

Hard times may have put you down sometimes but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be wise and strong.

Hard times may have put you down sometimes but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be wise and strong.

The strength of a man is in his character. A strong man is great man of wisdom who understands, his top priority is to his family.

The strength of a man is in his character. A strong man is great man of wisdom who understands, his top priority is to his family.

With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.

With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.

Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered, "Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence."

Last night I begged the Wise One to tell me the secret of the world. Gently, gently, he whispered, “Be quiet, the secret cannot be spoken, It is wrapped in silence.”

Good morning, my love. God is surely blessing us with this beautiful day. May he give us strength and wisdom to take on the challenges of today.

Good morning, my love. God is surely blessing us with this beautiful day. May he give us strength and wisdom to take on the challenges of today.

The Holy One. I have never stopped believing in him. I don't understand the idea that God wants to be worshipped one way alone, and when I feel overwhelmed by the immensity and beauty of his creation, I am glad my mother taught me to bless and praise him everywhere.

The Holy One. I have never stopped believing in him. I don’t understand the idea that God wants to be worshipped one way alone, and when I feel overwhelmed by the immensity and beauty of his creation, I am glad my mother taught me to bless and praise him everywhere.

The man who is wise enough to know the right thing to do, who is good enough to wish to do only the right thing, and who is able and strong enough to do the right thing is a truly great man.

The man who is wise enough to know the right thing to do, who is good enough to wish to do only the right thing, and who is able and strong enough to do the right thing is a truly great man.

You know, doctor, wisdom comes at a hell of an hour — when youth is gone, the storm is over and the girls have gone home.

You know, doctor, wisdom comes at a hell of an hour — when youth is gone, the storm is over and the girls have gone home.

the psyche has been burned and left us senseless, the world has been darker than lights-out in a closet full of hungry bats, and the whiskey and wine entered our veins when blood was too weak to carry on; and it will happen to others, and our few good times will be rare because we have a critical sense and are not easy to fool with laughter.

the psyche has been burned
and left us senseless,
the world has been darker than lights-out
in a closet full of hungry bats,
and the whiskey and wine entered our veins
when blood was too weak to carry on;
and it will happen to others,
and our few good times will be rare
because we have a critical sense
and are not easy to fool with laughter.

Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance, and wisdom.

Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance, and wisdom.

I asked for strength, and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom, and God gave me problems to learn to solve. I asked for prosperity, and God gave me a brain and brawn to work. I asked for courage, and God gave me dangers to overcome. I asked for love, and God gave me people to help. I asked for favors, and God gave me opportunities. I received nothing I wanted. I received everything I needed.

I asked for strength, and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom, and God gave me problems to learn to solve. I asked for prosperity, and God gave me a brain and brawn to work. I asked for courage, and God gave me dangers to overcome. I asked for love, and God gave me people to help. I asked for favors, and God gave me opportunities. I received nothing I wanted. I received everything I needed.

May the Strength of God Pilots us, May the Power of God Preserve us, May the Wisdom of God Instruct us, May the Hand of God Protect us.

May the Strength of God Pilots us, May the Power of God Preserve us, May the Wisdom of God Instruct us, May the Hand of God Protect us.

Quit, don’t quit. Noodles, don’t noodles… You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There’s a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Quit, don’t quit. Noodles, don’t noodles… You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There’s a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought that counts.

No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought that counts.

God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful -- "severe mercies" at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.

God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful — “severe mercies” at times but

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.

A few years ago you couldn't go from TV to film. It was like a 'no no' but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there's not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you're really standing in the wisdom of God.

A few years ago you couldn’t go from TV to film. It was like a ‘no no’ but I believe when you find a plan and purpose that God has for your life, there’s not anything man can do to you. Especially when your faith is not really standing in the wisdom of man, you’re really standing in the wisdom of God.

I am convinced that wise planning is good. But plans, like material possessions, must always be held loosely. Yes - always! Plan wisely, but be ready for God to rearrange things and take you along paths that may feel dangerous to you. Don't sweat it; He knows what He's doing. And He isn't obligated to inform you ... or request permission to upset your neat little agenda!

I am convinced that wise planning is good. But plans, like material possessions, must always be held loosely. Yes – always! Plan wisely, but be ready for God to rearrange things and take you along paths that may feel dangerous to you. Don’t sweat it; He knows what He’s doing. And He isn’t obligated to inform you … or request permission to upset your neat little agenda!

Very often, life teaches us that the winner is not necessarily the one who is the strongest, but the one who knows how to handle with grace and confidence delicate situations, making sure to compromise wisely.

Very often, life teaches us that the winner is not necessarily the one who is the strongest, but the one who knows how to handle with grace and confidence delicate situations, making sure to compromise wisely.

My love, I wish you everlasting wisdom, booming confidence, and cherished memories for the day ahead! Good Morning to you!

My love, I wish you everlasting wisdom, booming confidence, and cherished memories for the day ahead! Good Morning to you!

A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.

A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.

The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.

The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from

Divine sovereignty is not the sovereignty of a tyrannical Despot, but the exercised pleasure of One who is infinitely wise and good! Because God is infinitely wise He cannot err, and because He is infinitely righteous He will not do wrong. Here then is the preciousness of this truth. The mere fact itself that God’s will is irresistible and irreversible fills me with fear, but once I realize that God wills only that which is good, my heart is made to rejoice.

Divine sovereignty is not the sovereignty of a tyrannical Despot, but the exercised pleasure of One who is infinitely wise and good! Because God is infinitely wise He cannot err, and because He is infinitely righteous He will not do wrong. Here then is the preciousness of this truth. The mere fact itself that God’s will is irresistible and irreversible fills me with fear, but once I realize that God wills only that which is good, my heart is made to rejoice.

Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.

Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.

I pray that God gives you wisdom today as you make decisions. I pray that He gives you strength when you’re tired. I pray that He gives you courage when you’re afraid. Good morning!

I pray that God gives you wisdom today as you make decisions. I pray that He gives you strength when you’re tired. I pray that He gives you courage when you’re afraid. Good morning!

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.

The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.

But, of course, the future is sure to hold it’s fair share of miseries. All kinds of shitty sorrows. I find solace in the fact that from each sorrow, comes a little bit of knowledge. And with knowledge comes wisdom.

But, of course, the future is sure to hold it’s fair share of miseries. All kinds of shitty sorrows. I find solace in the fact that from each sorrow, comes a little bit of knowledge. And with knowledge comes wisdom.

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