Wisdom Library – Quotes

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Helen Keller

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot teach people anything. You can only help them to discover it within themselves.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Author Unknown

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou

The only way round is through.
Robert Frost

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy, be.
Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mohandas Gandhi

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
Werner Erhard

We must become the change we want to see.
Mahatma Gandhi

Action expresses priorities.
Mohandas Gandhi

This above all: to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay

Knowledge is only rumour until it is in the muscle.
New Guinea proverb

To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.
Author unknown

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

I listen a lot and talk less. You can’t learn anything while you’re talking.
Bing Crosby

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.
Henry Ford

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. Mcintyre

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
Sonya Friedman

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.
Zen Proverb

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert Schuller

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
Berke Breathed

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
Janet Lane

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.
Author Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E.E Cummings

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.
Cecil Selig

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas Alva Edison

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Whatever you can do. Or dream you can. Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Kahlil Gibran