Wise Words of Wisdom and Sayings to Make You Stop and Think

Wisdom Sayings

'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'  George Carlin
  • Sayings That Make You Stop and Think
  • Quotations from Old Sages
  • Another Batch of Wisdom Sayings
  • Top Ten Favourite Sayings
  • Silly Things People Say That Probably Annoy You and Me

Sayings That Make You Stop and Think

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. Samuel Butler Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. Mark Twain Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. Ambrose Bierce If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. James Baldwin
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.  Samuel Johnson If you're curious see more famous sayings here!

Quotations from Old Sages

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. Alfred Lord Tennyson Art is science made clear. Jean Cocteau The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. Benjamin Disraeli Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. Jane Wagner

Sayings That Make You ThinkConfiidence

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. Helen Rowland All things are difficult before they are easy. Thomas Fuller The least of learning is done in the classrooms. Thomas Merton (So keep reading our jokes!)

Another Batch of Wisdom Sayings From the Famous

Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. Fran Lebowitz You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. Michael Pritchard Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be. Jim Horning No good deed goes unpunished. Clare Booth Luce (also Oscar Wilde) One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. George Bernard Shaw Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. Michel de Montaigne If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day. John A. WheelerSlow down and everything you are chasing will catch you

Will and Guy's Top Ten Favourite Sayings That Make You Stop And Think

  1. Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.  Mahatma Gandhi
  2. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  Christopher Columbus
  3. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  Thomas A Edison
  4. Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.  Muhammad Ali
  5. So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.  Christopher Reeve
  6. Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.  Peter Drucker
  7. Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.  Jim Rohn
  8. You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi
  9. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  Waldo Emerson
  10. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without [necessarily] accepting it.  Aristotle

Funny Valentine's Day Sayings

  • 'When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain'. Mark Twain
  • A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
  • My girlfriend told me that she was seeing another man. I told her to rub her eyes. Emo Philips
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Silly Things People Say That Probably Annoy You and Me

  • People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.
  • People who are willing to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to get up and change the channel manually.
  • People who say, 'Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too'. Yes! What good is cake if you can't eat it?
  • People who say, 'it's always the last place you look'. Personally, I tend to stop looking once I've found it.
  • When people watching a film say, 'did you see that?' What do they think I was watching?
  • People who ask, 'Can I ask you a question?'
  • When something is "new and improved". Which is it?
  • When people say, 'life is short'. Life is the longest thing anyone ever does. What can you do that's longer?
  • When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, 'Has the bus come yet?' If the bus had come would I be standing there?

Twelve More Wisdom Sayings

  1. There are few things in this world more reassuring than an unhappy lottery winner. Tony Parsons.
  2. I read the other day in a book by a fashionable novelist that ghosts went out when the electric light came in.  What nonsense. Edith Wharton
  3. Sadness is almost never more than a form of fatigue. Andre Gide
  4. We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. Tom Stoppard
  5. A problem well stated is a problem half solved. Charles Kettering.   (Keep re-defining a problem until it solves itself)
  6. God gave man two ears, but only one mouth that he should hear twice as much as he speaks. Epictetus - Greek Philosopher.
  7. The chief requirement of the good life is to live without any great image of oneself. Iris Murdoch.
  8. Wealth is like seawater the more we drink, the thirstier we become and the same is true of fame. Arthur Schopenhauer.
  9. Brigands demand your money or your life, women require both Samuel Butler.
  10. There are no ugly women, only lazy ones Helena Rubenstein.
  11. The best careers advice to give to the young is 'Find out what you are good at and get someone to pay you for doing it'. Katherine Whitehorn.
  12. Inspiration is the act of drawing up the chair to the writing desk. Anonymous.
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