Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Honesty is the best policy.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Cleverness is not wisdom.
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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