119+ Best Wise Quotes for Remarkable Life

Motivational wise quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. These famous wise quotes will open up your mind to see situations in your life with more clarity and understanding.

What are the benefits of reading some powerful wise quotes about life, love, success and greatness? As we go through each day, there are many ups and downs. We all need a little wisdom to remember what really matters and possibly change our perspectives.

These inspirational wise quotes will change how you see the world and will really get you thinking in a way you may not have thought about before.

Inspirational Wise Quotes

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! Audrey Hepburn

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Improvement and success go hand in hand. Taking the steps to make yourself a better and more well-rounded individual will prove to be a wise decision. Frank Long

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

The wise person feels the pain of one arrow. The unwise feels the pain of two. Kate Carne

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Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it. Charles Swindoll

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. Oprah Winfrey

In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy. Theodor Reik

Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain. Erica Baican

You’ve heard that it’s wise to learn from experience, but it is wiser to learn from the experience of others. Rick Warren

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. Gautama Buddha

We tend to think of great thinkers and innovators as soloists, but the truth is that the greatest innovative thinking doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Innovation results from collaboration. John C. Maxwell

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

But what I’ve discovered over time is that some of the wisest people I know have also been some of the most broken people. James Prescott

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

To make difficult decisions wisely, it helps to have a systematic process for assessing each choice and its consequences – the potential impact on each aspect of your life. Stedman Graham

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. Thomas Carlyle

Forgiveness is the final form of love. Reinhold Niebuhr

Short Wise Quotes

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

Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom. Dalai Lama

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown

Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

To be wise, we must seek Jesus, for we will not find wisdom apart from him. Kim Brenneman

Life is much more fun if you live it in the spirit of play and collaboration, working with instead of against others. Wally Amos

​The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi

Reading is one of the most important activities, which helps to educate genius and develop creative abilities. Samuel Greenberg

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Voltaire

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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. George Orwell

“You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke

You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we manage ego wisely, we get the upside it delivers followed by strong returns. Dave Marcum

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

Meditation is about viewing the world with great clarity so you can make wise decisions. It will help you make the appropriate action with regard to things that you have to change. Mia Conrad

Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean. Bob Dylan

I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become. C.G. Jung

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. Stephen Chbosky

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

Deep Wise Quotes

That is ever the difference between the wise and the unwise: the latter wonders at what are unusual; the wise man wonders at the usual. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger. Gautama Buddha

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. Denis Waitley

Attitude, to me, is more important than money. It is more important than the future, the past, education, circumstances, failure, success, it is even more important than what other people think or say. Brad Hanson

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Al Franken

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job. Zig Ziglar

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Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

The legacy you leave is the life you lead. We lead our lives daily, and we leave a legacy daily not some grand plan, what we do each and every day, all the little decisions, because we never know what impact things will have or when you might have an impact. Jim Kouzes

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures. Josiah Gilbert Holland

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James

A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise. Gautama Buddha

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. Farrah Gray

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Rosa Parks

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

The nature of life is such that the fool does not always fail, nor is the wise man always successful. Janice Manning

We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. Alan Wilson Watts

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. Vincent van Gogh

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. Unknown

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

The wise always speak of what, with exactitude, cannot be put into words. Therefore, it is necessary to have ears and subtleness to hear these words Marià Corbí

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

Positive Wise Quotes

What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. Rebecca West

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. Erma Bombeck

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Elbert Hubbard

By three things the wise person may be known. What three? He sees a shortcoming as it is. When he sees it, he tries to correct it. And when another acknowledges a shortcoming, the wise one forgives it as he should. Buddha

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. John C. Maxwell

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The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. Will Rogers

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. Ancient Indian Proverb

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

A very wise woman, Eleanor Roosevelt, famously once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Truly dwell on the wisdom of that philosophical statement for a moment. Ian Tuhovsky

Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere. Paulo Coelho

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” Sydney Harris

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. Confucius

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. Benjamin Disraeli

I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons. Drew Barrymore

You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. The Notebook

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. John Lennon

Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. Rumi

Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. Irving Berlin

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories. Haruki Murakami

Only the dead have seen the end of war. Plato

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato

Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou

It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s how you carry it. C.S. Lewis

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. William Hazlitt

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. Latin Proverb

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein