Wise Words and Quotes

May 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm (Fun For The Day, Totally Random)

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
– Proverbs 15:1

A good deal of trouble has been caused in the world by too much intelligence and too little wisdom.

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
– Hugh Downs

A man has three names: the name he inherits, the name his parents give him, and the name he makes for himself.

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.

A reputation may be repaired, but people always keep their eyes on the place where the crack is.

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat.
– Jim Scancarelli

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God. When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
– Marian Anderson

A smile is the lighting system of the face and the heating system of the heart.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
– Henry B. Adams

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
– Larry Bird

A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
– Saadi

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
– Satchel Paige

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.
– Chuck Close

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made, in a very narrow field.
– Niels Bohr

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
– Pablo Picasso

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
– Socrates

At its core, bravado is insecure, jealous and self-protecting. Legitimate talent recognizes its own innate riches and does not object to sharing.
– adapted from a quote by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
– Marie Curie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
– John Wooden

Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
– Pythagoras

Beauty addresses itself chiefly to sight, but there is a beauty for the hearing too, as in certain combinations so words and in all kinds of music; for melodies and cadences are beautiful; and minds that lift themselves above the realm of sense to a higher order are aware of beauty in the conduct of life, in actions, in character, in the pursuits of the intellect; and there is the beauty of the virtues.
– Plotinus

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
– James B. Conant

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
– Marilyn Vos Savant



  1. Crystal said,

    Nice everyone should incorporate these quotes into there everyday life.

  2. Jimbo said,

    very nice maybe my Teen will take something from this post.

    -thanks for posting.

  3. Blogonator said,

    nice ill show this to my sister!

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