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Quotations and Words from the Wise

Updated on October 14, 2012
Some quotations give us wisdom in our daily lives
Some quotations give us wisdom in our daily lives | Source

The following is a list of my favorite quotations and short poems that I have found inspiring.If I know the source I will add it but sometimes I don't.I hope you enjoy reading them and get some inspiration from them as well.

Desiderata is well-known and has a lot of words of wisdom some of which are as follows:

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste and always remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as possible without surrender,be on good terms with all persons.Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others-even the dull and ignorant;they too have their story.Avoid loud and aggressive persons-they are vexations to the spirit.

You are a child of the universe,no less than the trees and the stars,you have a right to be here.And whether or not it is clear to you,no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."


Next is a list of short sayings compiled for their wisdom and common sense.


"Do not follow where the path may lead.Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Emerson)


"You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind"(Unknown)


"Men do less than they ought unless they do all that they can" (Thomas Carlyle)


"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,which are brief and pithy." (William Penn)


"A wise man learns from the mistakes of others,a fool learns from his own"


"You will never "find" time for anything.If you want time you must make it." (Bruxton)


"To do two things at once is to do neither." (Syrus)


"Time and tide wait for no man." (Chaucer)


"Words without thoughts never to heaven go." (Shakespeare)



This is one that I remember from my schooldays:


"Always make the best of life,lose no happy day

Life will never bring you back chances swept away

Stay together with all your friends,love while life shall last

The mill will never grind again with waters that have passed"


This next one was chosen by us for our wedding service booklet:


"Don't walk behind......I may not lead

Don't walk ahead......I may not follow

Just walk beside me and be my friend."


Finally I will add the Serenity Prayer as it is a gem of wisdom in itself.


"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can

And above all,the wisdom to know the difference"


I hope you enjoyed reading these.Please feel free to add any of your own favorites below as well as any other comments.





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    • Kate Mc Bride profile imageAUTHOR

      Kate McBride 

      2 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      Cheers Demas.

      This is one of my own:

      " One has to be doing something to be criticized. One has to be doing nothing to criticize."

      Kate

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I especially appreciate this one: ""Men do less than they ought unless they do all that they can" (Thomas Carlyle)"

      A favorite quote from my wife Manolie N. Jasper: "If I am doing all the good I can, I have no time for anything else."

    • Kate Mc Bride profile imageAUTHOR

      Kate McBride 

      5 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      Glad you liked it and got some use from it. Thanks for your positive feedback:-)

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      Kim Kennedy 

      5 years ago from uk

      That was a relaxing hub. As soon as I started reading Desiderata, I took a deep breathe and the tension went from my shoulders. Didn't even realise I was tense at that point. Some lovely quotes here, and the Serenity Prayer was a great ending. I'm quite serene now! Thanks.

    • Kate Mc Bride profile imageAUTHOR

      Kate McBride 

      5 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      Thank you so much for adding these Andy and for your positive feedback.

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      Andy Aitch 

      5 years ago from UK & South East Asian Region

      Quotes and proverbs often make a great read. As short as many are, adding or course to their simplicity, they can still resonate and help folks with whatever they need help with at the time. On that note, here are a couple of my favourites Kate:

      It's the little things in life that can make the biggest difference.

      And my own personal motto (which is an old English Proverb):

      A Man is not Old until his Dreams become his regrets.

      Andy Aitch

    • Kate Mc Bride profile imageAUTHOR

      Kate McBride 

      5 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      You're welcome.Thanks for your positive feedback

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

      5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      I love quotes and this was sweet to read. Thanks for sharing.

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