60 Inspirational Wisdom Quotes That Will Make 2020 Your Best Year Ever

Inspirational Wisdom Quotes

January 3rd, 2019   |   Updated on June 2nd, 2020

1. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”-Eleanor Roosevelt

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2. “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” -Maurice Switzer


3. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -William Shakespeare


4. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).” -Mark Twain



4. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” -Jess C. Scott


5. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” -Aristotle


6. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” -Socrates


7. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” -Isaac Asimov


8. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” -John Lennon


9. “Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” -Langston Hughes

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10. “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” -Mark Twain


11. “May you live every day of your life.” -Jonathan Swift


12. “Never laugh at live dragons.” -J.R.R. Tolkien


13. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” -Paulo Coelho


14. “He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” -Confucius


15. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle


16. “If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about,then I don’t know what is.” -Chad Sugg


17. “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” -Abigail Van Buren


18. “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.” -Oscar Wilde


19. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” -Albert Einstein


20. “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” -Fran Lebowitz


21. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” -Oprah Winfrey


22. “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.” -Isaac Asimov


23. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates

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24. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” -Paulo Coelho


25. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” -Confucius


26. “Angry people are not always wise.” -Jane Austen


27. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” -Martin Luther King Jr.


28. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

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29. “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” -Patrick Rothfuss


30. “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” -Leo Tolstoy


31. “You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” -Patrick Ness


32. “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.” -Elbert Hubbard


33. “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” -Albert Einstein

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34. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength;  mastering yourself is true power.” -Lao Tzu


35. “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” -Colette


36. “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” -George Orwell


37. “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley


38. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” -Jalaluddin Rumi

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39. “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


40. “I’m not young enough to know everything.” -J.M. Barrie


41. “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.” -Kahlil Gibran


42. “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” -Albert Einstein


43. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” -Albert Einstein


44. “Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” -Bob Marley


45. “The past has no power over the present moment.” -Eckhart Tolle


46. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell


47. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” -Sharon Salzberg


48. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” -Paulo Coelho


49. “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.” -Terry Pratchett


50. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” -Jalaluddin Rumi


51. “The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” -Thomas Paine


52. “I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.” “To establish ties?”


53. “Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” -Robert Frost


54. “The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. ” -Michel de Montaigne


55. “Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.” -Rick Riordan


56. “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” -Maya Angelou


57. “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” -Leo Tolstoy


58. “There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” -Paulo Coelho


59. “Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” -Ludwig van Beethoven


60. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” -Bruce Lee