Wisdom Quotes Which
Stand the Test of Time

How Wise Sayings From Great Minds Can
Help You Make Powerful Choices in Your Life

Can wisdom quotes affect your ability to live a successful life? Not entirely, but they can definitely have a positive impact on what you do.

What is wisdom?

According to the dictionary, wisdom is . . .
(1) the ability to discern inner qualities and relationships (or insight) and (2) good sense (judgment)

So if you are willing to listen to wise sayings and then apply the messages in them, they can help you make good decisions in your life.

You can have a lot of potential, wonderful goals, a great deal of motivation, and the ability to persevere when you are trying to achieve something. However, if you don’t make wise decisions, then you might not end up where you want to be.

Wisdom is such an important aspect of living a successful life, that when God asked King Solomon what he wanted, the King’s answer was simple. He asked for wisdom.

“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?"

2 Chronicles 1:10, New American Standard Version

King Solomon knew that unless he used wisdom in his decisions, he could not be successful as a leader. God not only gave him wisdom and knowledge, but He also rewarded him with a bounty of blessings.

God said to Solomon, "Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. And I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor those who will come after you."

2 Chronicles 1:11 – 12, New American Standard Version

Wisdom Quotes --They Can Help You Achieve Success

While it isn’t likely that God is going to personally ask you what you want, you can be like King Solomon and try to apply wisdom in whatever you do. And you don’t need to come up with the wisdom on your own. There are many great teachers who have come before you who have made wise quotes that you can learn from. You can apply their ideas to your own life in order to make it better.

Wisdom Quotes from Great Thinkers

wisdom quotes

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”
Swami Vivekananda

“If you want to be happy practice compassion."
Dali Lama

“Who is the wise man? He who sees what's going to be born.”

“Arise - transcend thyself. Thou art man and the whole nature of man is to become more than himself.”
Sri Aurobindo

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

Wisdom Quotes from Sacred Texts

“Truth can not be suppressed and always is the ultimate victor."
The Yajur Veda

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness.”
The Talmud

wise sayings

“Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame tree, intimate friends, the ego and the Self dwell in the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment.”
The Mundaka Upanishad

“When there is harmony between the mind, heart and resolution then nothing is impossible.”
Rig Veda

“It takes time for a fruit to mature and acquire sweetness and become eatable; time is a prime factor for most good fortunes.”
Atharva Veda

“The wise sees knowledge and action as one; they see truly!”
Bhagavad Gita

“You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness and unperturbable, so hold to nothing but consciousness.”
Ashtavakra Gita

Wisdom Quotes from Metaphysicians

“Should all the wisdom of the universe be poured over us, we should yet receive only that which we are ready to understand.”
Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

The Science of Mind is one of the most comprehensive books which teaches you how to use your mind to attract what you want. I studied this entire book in order to earn my Minister's license.

“You were born in the Infinite Wisdom.”
Raymond Charles Barker, You Are Invisible

“It is not what we eat, but what we in our hearts express, that is important. It is your mental diet that determines the kind of life you live.”
Emmet Fox, Stake Your Claim

“Order is Heaven’s First Law.”
Thomas Troward, The Creative Process in the Individual

“The first responsibility (response-ability) in living the law of true spiritual realization is to remember that you are never dealing with anything apart from your Self, apart from your own consciousness.”
Walter Starcke, It’s All God

“I can be hurt by nothing but my thoughts.”
A Course in Miracles

“Do not let another man’s discouragement pervert your judgment.”
Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Christian Mental Practice

Wisdom Quotes from Writers and Philosophers

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference.”
Reinhold Niebuh, The Serenity Prayer

"The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable."
Rabindranath Tagore

quotes of wisdom

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Omar Khayyam

“Men do not attract that whey they want, but that which they are.
James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

“Wisdom is the perfect good of the human mind; philosophy is the love of wisdom and the endeavor to attain it.”

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.”
Kahlil Gibran

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

“Cause and effect, means and ends, seed and fruit, cannot be severed; for the effect already blooms in the cause, the end preexists in the means, the fruit in the seed.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.”
La Rouchefoucauld

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tzu

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.”

Quotes About Wisdom and Other Great Ideas

Wisdom quotes include specific sayings about wisdom, and they also include ideas which contain a great deal of Truth and insight. They can be your guideposts in life.

The quality and success of your life is a result of the minute-by-minute decisions that you make. Make good decisions, and you are well on your way to living a successful life.

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