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32 Great Words of the Wise

Following the words of the wise can sometimes keep you out of trouble. Knowing when the best time to respond, act upon an opportunity, or make the right choice can all have drastic impacts on our life. The below quotes about wisdom serve as perfect examples to the types of posture and beliefs you can successfully live by. These are intended to help inspire and encourage your own personal growth and success.

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.

And you’d think that killing people would make them like you, but it doesn’t. It just- it just makes them dead.

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.

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.

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

But just because you bury something, that doesn’t mean it stops existing.

Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

Frustration is the result of failed expectations.

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.

I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.

If you don’t like how things are, change it. You’re not a tree.

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas.

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.

Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste.

The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie.

The secret to happiness in your work is to find a job in which your neurosis is constructive.

To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.

You’ve got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.

The following infographic outlines the variety of personality types to individuals you may encounter in a variety of social and work settings. Understanding these types of individuals will help to increase your wisdom and choose the best way to interact with them. This infographic is intended to encourage your own personal growth and knowledge for dealing with others.

Personality Comparison in Workplace

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