Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Wisdom Favorite quotes, Wisdom Favorite sayings, and Wisdom Favorite proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Wisdom Favorite Quotes And Sayings


A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.

-Iranian (on wisdom)



A crown’s no cure for a headache.

-English (on basic truths)



A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners.

-Virgin Islander (on friendship)



A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.

-American (on proverbs)



A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.

-Lord John Russell (1792-1878)



All’s well that ends well.

-John Heywood (c.1497-1580)



Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)



Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.

-Chinese Proverb



Economy is the wealth of the poor and the wisdom of the rich.

-French (on thrift)



Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.

-Korean (on common sense)

Best Inspirational Wisdom Favorite Quotes And Sayings


Everything in moderation.




Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever.

-Chinese Proverb



He that respects himself is safe from others.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)



He who flees at the right time can fight again.

-Marcus Trentius Varro (c.116-27 BC)



He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)



Health is better than wealth.




In bad things be slow; in good things be fast.

-Afghan (on time and timeliness



Just because something is common sense doesn’t mean it’s common practice.




Justice is truth in action.

-Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)



Life is a journey, not a destination.

-Cliff Nichols,

Famous Humorous Wisdom Favorite Quotes And Sayings


Life is what you make it.

-Grandma Moses (1860-1961)



Live and let live.

-Dutch Proverb



Lost time is never found again.

-Ben Franklin (1706-1790)



Money buys everything but good sense.

-Yiddish (on money)



Nothing is impossible to the willing mind.

-Books of the Han Dynasty



One head cannot hold all wisdom.

-Maasai(East African)(on wisdom)



One should speak little with others and much with oneself.

-Danish (on the conduct of life)



Out of sight, out of mind.




Plan your life at New Year’s, your day at dawn.

-Japanese (on planning)



Plan your life like you will live forever, and live your life like you will die the next day.

-unknown, courtesy of Bryan Sullivan