Clever Quotes

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Clever Quotes

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not.

No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being ignorant.

How can we expect another to keep our secret, if we cannot keep it ourself

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

Better late than never, but never late is better.

Wisdom Quotes

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Without discipline, there's no life at all.

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.

We must become the change we want to see.

Wise Quotes

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.

We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.

Activity is the only road to knowledge.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Skill to do comes of doing.

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

I slept and dreamed that life was beauty. I awoke -- and found that life was duty.

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.

Smart Quotes

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

Education is the best provision for old age.

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good.

- Old Testament: Proverbs

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

- Old Testament: Proverbs

It is not a question how much a man knows, but what use he can make of what he knows.

Knowledge is better than riches.

Knowledge is the food of the soul.

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.

Intelligent Quotes

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.

To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one's own ignorance.

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.

Be prepared.

Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. They're easier to handle than dumb mistakes.

Words Of Wisdom Quotes

Choosing not to act on an angry impulse and to feel the pain that lies beneath it is a very courageous thing to do.

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.

Years teach us more than books.

The middle course is the best.

No man was ever wise by chance.
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