Wisdom Quotes

If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be.

Yogi Berra

To advise is not to compel.

Anton Chekhov

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

Orison Swett Marden

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Jim Elliot

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!

Walter Scott

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.


Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself.


Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.

Muhammad Ali