Wise Quotes

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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

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A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought - they must be earned.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

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My 1 repeated learning in life: "There Are No Adults." Everyone's making it up as they go along. Figure it out yourself, and do it.

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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.

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All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.


Please all and you please none.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.

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All philosophy in two words—sustain and abstain.
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.

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Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.


I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
To do well, you must figure out which arguments you must never try to win.
I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.

small stuff

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
How instructive
is a star!
It can teach us
from afar
just how small
each other are.
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

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Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
There is nothing to find, only to realize. There is nothing to become, only to be. There is nothing to be fear, only to love.

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The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.

Indian proverbs proverbs

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.

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In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity, and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a two-thirds majority.

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It ought to be plain
how little you gain
by getting excited
and vexed.
You'll always be late
for the previous train,
and always in time
for the next.

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One paramount truth
our society smothers
in petty concern
with position and pelf:
It isn't enough
to exasperate others;
you've got to remember
to gladden yourself.
Easy is right. 
Begin right and you are easy. 
Continue easy and you are right. 
The right way to go easy 
Is to forget the right way. 
And forget that the going is easy.