33 wise quotes that will make you think

WISE QUOTESMistakes are useful because they teach us valuable lessons we’ll never forget. However, we don’t have to make every mistake ourselves. We can learn from the wisdom of others. And a good place to start is to look for some wise quotes.

Well, today I offer you 33 wise quotes, which I hope will prove truly useful to you dear reader.

If nothing else, I’m confident they’ll make you think.

Wise Quotes (1-11):

  1. Before God, we are all equally wise and equally foolish. ~Albert Einstein
  2. The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure but to avoid pain. ~Aristotle
  3. The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~Niccolo Machiavelli
  4. A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion. ~Grantland Rice
  5. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. ~Sholom Aleichem
  6. If something cannot be subjected to scrutiny and criticism, then it’s probably not a good idea in the first place. ~Tom Irwell
  7. If the world is to be a better place, then we should all focus on those things we have in common and not those factors that make us different. ~Roy Sutton
  8. The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  9. Other people may not like what you choose to do but as long as you’re not hurting anyone else then it’s your business and yours alone. You weren’t put on this earth just to please other people. ~Roy Sutton
  10. Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centred people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper. ~Kazuo Inamori
  11. Remaining loyal to the circumstances into which you were born is not a noble act. It’s perfectly reasonable to want more from life. Just because you were born poor doesn’t mean you have to remain poor. ~Joseph Crosby

Wise Quotes (12-22):

  1. Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  2. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~William Shakespeare
  3. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. ~Bruce Lee
  4. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. ~Author Unknown
  5. With gambling, there’s only one consistent winner, and that’s the casino. That’s why they’re in business. ~Roy Sutton
  6. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  7. A promotion at work is not a reward for what you’ve done in the past; it’s an opportunity to show what you can do in the future. ~Joseph Crosby
  8. You don’t decide your future. You make choices in life, and those choices determine your future. Choices matter. So, learn to make good ones. ~Roy Albert Corker
  9. A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. ~Roy H. Williams
  10. We must deal with reality as it is, not how we like it to be. We must protect ourselves and our interests because no one will do it for us. That’s life, whether we like it or not. ~Author Unknown
  11. Get to know and be inspired by people who fit the future you want. Don’t allow those from your past to limit your ambition. A better life can be yours with determination and hard work. ~Author Unknown

Wise Quotes (23-33):

  1. There is only a finger’s difference between a wise man and a fool. ~Diogenes
  2. He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. ~Lao Tzu
  3. Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. ~Harry Day
  4. The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions. ~Claude Levi-Strauss
  5. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus
  6. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ~Thomas Szasz
  7. Never believe that you cannot be fooled, because there’s gullibility in all of us, at least to some degree. That’s what scammers rely on. Be on your guard. Always! ~Roy Sutton
  8. The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. ~Alden Nowlan
  9. If your job can be done from anywhere, then someone anywhere can do your job. So, when companies are looking to save money, to increase their profits, what do you think they’ll do? ~Tom Irwell
  10. If you look around at successful people, the movers and shakers are those who are positive, who won’t take no for an answer, and who make things happen – either for themselves or for others. ~Carole Spiers
  11. Some people will stick with the same old style because they lack confidence. They simply don’t have the confidence to try wearing something different. Don’t be afraid to update your image occasionally. We all must move with the times. ~Roy Sutton

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