Monday, July 18, 2011

10 top inspirational wisdom quotes about life

Wisdom quotes is the topic of the post on the blog ‘Thought for the day’ today. Whatever you think about means to achieve great things in life, you will need wisdom on your list too. Vision and courage would probably be the most essential things for fulfilling your life call. I believe wisdom would be number three. You cannot be blind going after your dreams. You will not only have to know what you have to do but also how you are going to accomplish. The theme of the post is about that essential tool. Let the quotes about wisdom help you to gain that practical knowledge of the ‘how’. 

1. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” Proverbs 9:10. 

So, do you still want to be wise? You have to fear the Lord God. This will keep you from sinning against Him and if you are able to keep yourself from sins, you will start gaining wisdom. It is far greater than knowing some professional secrets or a few other useful principles of life. Sin separates you from God and all good things that come from Him. Fearing God will keep you from sinning and it will also keep you open to His blessings. In no way the fear of the Lord is negative. It is positive for it safeguards you from various disasters that sins usually lead to. Fear of God should be mixed with love of God though. They will form a perfect union and give a balance in your life as you search for true wisdom. 

2. “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday” by Abraham Lincoln.  

Anything that does not progress in your life has a tendency to regress. You should make progress daily. I would encourage you to read daily something that would build up your soul. Bible is number one resource for me. I read other stuff too. However, I haven’t found a greater source for wisdom than the Book. Even if you are not a Christian I would recommend reading it. Give a try! I think you won’t regret it.

3. “Memory is the mother of all wisdom” by Samuel Johnson.  

If you do not know history or you fail to remember lessons that your failures or failures of others taught you, you are doomed to repeat the bad part of history. Try to remember times when you failed and why you failed. This will help you to avoid the same things next time. Life battles are won not only by aggressively attacking but also by defending what you have gained. People could get rid of their addictions if they studied the pattern how they are tempted and how their passions are aroused and would make necessary adjustments to get ready to defend themselves against the temptation next time. We would gain a lot of wisdom if we simply studied the past. You don’t have to live it, just study it.

4. “Do not ask where I have been, better see what I have learnt” author unknown.

5. “The first part of night think about your defects, the other part about those of others” Chinese wisdom.

6. “Weather changes after one hour, people after one generation” Chinese wisdom.

7. “The tone of a question determines the tone of the answer” by Nikolai Gogol.

8. “We shouldn’t believe everything we hear” by Cicero.

9. “Great wisdom fits in a small head” Lithuanian wisdom.

10. "Wisdom is the daughter of experience" by Leonardo da Vinci.

Hope the wisdom quotes were useful.

See also:

Patience quotes

Faith quotes