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Pearls of Wisdom

  1. Everything that happens was once a dream
  2. Wisdom is about learning to keep those who hate you as far away from those who are as yet undecided
  3. Life is doing things, not making things
  4. Only by his actions can a man make himself and his life whole
  5. We can become wise only when we have learned to regard all men as equal. There can be no wisdom in prejudice
  6. The candle of love may burn out but the flame of wisdom will burn forever
  7. From hearing comes wisdom, from speaking, repentance
  8. Knowledge is the ultimate antidote to fear
  9. No man is born wise, wisdom cannot be learned, it is a journey of discovery where the destination remains unknown
  10. Nothing in life can be profitable to you that makes you break a promise
  11. Without wisdom, wealth is worthless
  12. Wisdom is the most invincible kind of strength, it lends the highest authority to action
  13. Wisdom is not wisdom that has not come through mistakes
  14. A wise man may change his mind frequently while the fool stands fast, determined not to do so
  15. No one can be wise at all times, and even the wisest man may fall.
  16. Next time you consider fleeing from a problem, consider the acorn. It stood firm and it became an oak tree
  17. Salvation is not putting a man into heaven, but putting heaven into a man
  18. The cure for false theology is common sense
  19. We are reborn into this world every time we wake; there is a daily the chance to make a new start and live a new life
  20. With every opportunity that is missed, another one is born
  21. Wisdom lies in knowing when, and when not, to act
  22. Wisdom is knowing which questions to ask
  23. The wise person knows that no answer is also an answer
  24. The wise man will always make more opportunities than he finds
  25. Wisdom is like the darkness. In darkness all colours can agree
  26. Procrastination is the thief of time
  27. Genius is not the same thing as wisdom. Genius is a gift, wisdom is a craft.
  28. A true friend is one who knows all about you and who chooses to love you just the same
  29. They that are truly wise never finish learning
  30. To allow yourself to be happy is the greatest wisdom there is
  31. Follow reason as far as it will go, the path gets stonier as wisdom increases
  32. Thought comes free to those with no money
  33. If you want to win the race, run faster than everyone else
  34. There are those that sit and talk about what they dream of doing and others who go out and do something about it
  35. Be careful if you don’t know where you are going – you may never get there
  36. It takes great wisdom to admit that something is impossible
  37. Everybody has their day, it’s just that some days seem to last longer than others
  38. The world, it seems, has become addicted to self-improvement – but is it any better for it?
  39. Consider the man who dug so long for treasure, that he missed the treasure of life and his hole became his grave
  40. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
  41. Don’t spend so long concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other that you forget to look where you are going
  42. Learn to expect to get what you deserve rather than what you want
  43. Wisdom is being able to foretell a mistake and avoid it. Experience is recognizing the same mistake every time you make it
  44. The wise general looks at all the battles that matter and commits to the one he can win
  45. The boxer is not afraid of being knocked down – he’s afraid of not being able to get up again
  46. We are all actors in our own lives – and there are no understudies
  47. In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king
  48. Freedom means nothing if its meaning is misunderstood
  49. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness
  50. You can be shown the path to wisdom, but only you can take the first step
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