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100 Wisdom Quotes for Social Media

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Jim Elliot

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.


No man was ever wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.


The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

John C. Maxwell

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Khalil Gibran

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

Pablo Picasso

Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.

Dr. Seuss

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Amelia Earhart

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Walt Disney

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Nelson Mandela

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.


I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

Lucille Ball

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Will Rogers

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

Satchel Paige

Honesty is the best policy.

Benjamin Franklin

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

John Burroughs

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

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.


Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Arthur Helps

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Franz Kafka

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

Anton Chekhov

Slow and steady wins the race.

Robert Lloyd

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

Rabindranath Tagore

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Marcus Aurelius

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.

Sigmund Freud

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.

David Icke

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Joseph Campbell

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.

John Steinbeck

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney J. Harris

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

Evelyn Underhill

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

William Cowper

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.

Marlo Thomas

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

Doug Larson

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Max de Pree

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

Robert H. Schuller

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.


Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

Harvey Mackay

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.

Phil Jackson

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

Thomas Huxley

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Henry Ward Beecher

When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.

George C. Marshall

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.

John D. Rockefeller

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.

Ezra Taft Benson

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.

Muriel Strode

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.

Omar N. Bradley

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.

Calvin Coolidge

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Eliot

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

Thomas Paine

It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

C. S. Lewis

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.

Joan Rivers

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion.

Sylvia Plath

Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.

William Temple

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.

Ellen Glasgow

Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

D. H. Lawrence

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.

Rollo May

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