WISDOM QUOTES

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
-Thomas Fuller

The best things in life aren't things. -Art Buchwald

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather
than what they say. -Rene Descartes

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. -Aristotle

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -John F. Kennedy

If you donít scale the mountain, you canít view the plain.
-Chinese proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
-Chinese proverb

Free advice is worth every penny.

Take interest in your future. It's where you're going to spend the
rest of your life.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
-Ellen Parr

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.

Think about the impact of today's decisions, for tomorrow is much
longer than today. -Don Raiff

Good, fast, cheap. Pick any two.

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far
higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
-Joel Hawes

All good things in moderation - including moderation.

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
-The Midrash

A peacock who sits on his tail is just another turkey. 

Common sense is that layer of prejudices which we acquire before we
are sixteen. -Albert Einstein

A roaring lion kills no game. -Ugandan Proverb

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. 
-Robert Fulghum

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. -Friedrich Engels

If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.

If you haven't much education you must use your brain.

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but it is wise if we are foolish.

Keep me from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does
not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
-Khalil Gibran

There are no short cuts to any place worth going. 

You never test the depth of a river with both feet.
-African proverb

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little

Even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until it starts to work.

You can lead a fool to wisdom but you can't make him think.

The most beautiful sunsets are made by cloudy skies.

Sometimes the squeaky wheel doesn't get the grease, it just gets

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch
what they do. -Andrew Carnegie

Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. They're more easily handled
than dumb mistakes. -William Wister Hanes

A man who throws dirt loses ground.

A gentle stream can split a mountain, given enough time.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
-Turkish proverb

A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.
-Yiddish proverb

Intelligence is like underwear, everyone should have it, but we
shouldn't show it off. - Gene Petret

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the 
other helps you make a life. -Sandra Carey

The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those
who got there first.

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie. -English Proverb

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. -Marilyn vos Savant For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day. -American proverb Advice to a fool goes in one ear and out the other. -Danish proverb Action without thought is like shooting without aim. -American proverb Advising is easier than helping. -German proverb Do not ask advice of the ignorant. -Indian (Tamil) proverb Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at the present. -English proverb He asks advice in vain who will not follow it. -French proverb Ask for advice but do what you think is best. -Greek proverb Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. -Harvey Mackay Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. -Albert Einstein Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. -William Shakespeare Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. -David Star Jordan Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. -Albert Einstein To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love. All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. -Alexandre Dumas He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut. Make hay while the sun shines. Do not halloo till you are out of the wood. Brevity is the soul of wit. He who laughs last, laughs best. Four eyes see more than two. All men are not cast in the same mould. Once bitten, twice shy. Who keeps company with wolves will learn to howl. He should have a long spoon who sups with the devil. Who gathers thistles, may expect pricks. One good turn deserves another. A drowning man will catch a straw. As the call, so the echo. As you brew, so must you drink. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Life's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. -E. L. Doctorow When you must choose between speed and direction, choose direction. Going faster and faster will do you no good if the destination is not where you want to end up. -Ralph Marston One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. -G. K. Chesterton We must either find a way or make one. -Hannibal Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. -Aesop If you truly want honesty, don't ask questions you don't really want the answer to. Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. -Howard W. Newton Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. -Jean de La Bruyere Nature has given to men one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak. -Epictetus The stag despised the legs which gave him life, While valuing the crown which gave him strife. It's never crowded along the extra mile. -Wayne Dyer A fool and his money are soon parted. A man may learn wit every day. A moneyless man goes fast through the market. A soft answer turneth away wrath. Beauty draws more than oxen. Beggars canít be choosers. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. He that would have the fruit must climb the tree. Honor buys no meat in the market. Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. If you lie down with dogs, youíll get up with fleas. Little strokes fell great oaks. Never spend your money before you have it. No bees, no honey; no work, no money. One good forewit is worth two afterwits. The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one. The early bird catches the worm. Thereís no smoke without fire. Time and tide wait for no man. What canít be cured must be endured.