74 Inspirational Wisdom Quotes That Will Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Inspirational Wisdom Quotes

Published on January 3rd, 2019

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“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

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

-William Shakespeare

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

-Mark Twain

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

-Jess C. Scott

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


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


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

-Isaac Asimov

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

-John Lennon

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

-Langston Hughes

“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

“May you live every day of your life.”

-Jonathan Swift

“Never laugh at live dragons.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

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

-Paulo Coelho

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”

-Alexandre Dumas

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


“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

“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

“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

-Albert Einstein

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”

-Fran Lebowitz

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

-Oprah Winfrey

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

-Isaac Asimov

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”


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

-Paulo Coelho

“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.”


“Angry people are not always wise.”

-Jane Austen

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

“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

“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

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

-Leo Tolstoy

“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

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

-Elbert Hubbard

“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

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

-Lao Tzu

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


“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

“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

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

-Jalaluddin Rumi

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

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’m not young enough to know everything.”

-J.M. Barrie

“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

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

-Albert Einstein

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

-Albert Einstein

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

-Bob Marley

“The past has no power over the present moment.”

-Eckhart Tolle

“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

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”

-Sharon Salzberg

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

-Paulo Coelho

“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”

-Terry Pratchett

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

-Thomas Paine

“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?”

“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. ”

-Michel de Montaigne

“Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.”

-Rick Riordan

“1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”

-Miguel Ruiz

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

-Leo Tolstoy

“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

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

-Ludwig van Beethoven

“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

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”

-Maya Angelou

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


“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