Good reads: Wisdom Tips

“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. ScottThe Intern
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
― Aristotle


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

Isaac Asimov

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

John Lennon

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

Langston Hughes

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

Mark Twain

“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

Jonathan Swift

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

J.R.R. Tolkien

“Never laugh at live dragons.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Alexandre Dumas

“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 enjoyment 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

Paulo Coelho

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


“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
― AristotleMetaphysics
“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 SuggMonsters Under Your Head

Abigail Van Buren

“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

Albert Einstein

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

Fran Lebowitz

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
― Fran LebowitzThe Fran Lebowitz Reader

Oprah Winfrey

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
― Oprah Winfrey

Isaac Asimov

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


“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
― Socrates

Paulo Coelho

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


“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

Jane Austen

“Angry people are not always wise.”
― Jane AustenPride and Prejudice

J.R.R. Tolkien

“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. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

Patrick Rothfuss

“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 RothfussThe Wise Man’s Fear

Leo Tolstoy

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
― Leo TolstoyThe Kreutzer Sonata