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Wisdom Quotes

Our collection of wisdom quotes have been gathered from sources that span the ages. Dating back to a timeless Swedish proverb and all the way up to former Secretary of State Colin Powell and athlete Mia Hamm, these wisdom quotes selected here reflect common sense, good advice and tips on navigating life with faith, hope and good humor.

 

 Don't look back. You're not going that way. 
- submitted by Devon Gibbons, Middle Village, New York
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 Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. 
- William Bruce Cameron, columnist
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 Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. 
- Anne Lamott, author
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 Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. 
- Sign seen at Park Avenue Methodist Church, New York
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 Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could... 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet and essayist
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 It's when you don't win that you learn things about yourself. 
- Sasha Cohen, medalist, figure skating, 2006 Olympic winter games in Torino, Italy
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 Stop determining your worth and value by what other people say. Be determined by what the Word of God says. 
- Joyce Meyer, Author and evangelist
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 Life is a series of commas, not periods. 
- Matthew McConaughey, actor
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 It's okay to visit Memory Lane, just don't live there. 
- submitted by Jeffrey Lorimer, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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 What I thought was an end turned out to be a middle. 
- Tony Hoagland, poet
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 A man becomes the song he sings. 
- Irish proverb
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 Courage is born at the point where God's grace and human effort intersect. 
- Father Timothy M. Gallagher, author
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 Courage is born at the point where God's grace and human effort intersect. 
- Father Timothy M. Gallagher
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 Sometimes you come up against a mountain and you end up making the mountain seem bigger than God. 
- Jeremy Lin, NBA star
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