Wisdom is a journey, not a destination. Along the way, let inspiring wisdom quotes keep you focused on noticing and pursuing wisdom in any form and from any source. Quotes about wisdom won't make you wise, but they will remind you that there is always more to learn. With wisdom quotes, you are connected to the intelligence of those who came before you.

God puts mentors in your path. They may not look like you, sound like you, or be what you expect. But they always know more than you.

Maria Shriver

If you work yourself to ashes, there is nothing left with which to ignite the rest of your life.

Linda Hawes Clever, M.D.


A negative attitude is like a flat tire. You're not going far until you change it.
submitted by Guideposts reader Wendy Marshall,

Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Dorothy Player

Money, position, pride and power seem so important—until they’re not. At the end of their lives no one says, ‘I wish I spent more time at the office.’

Michael Josephson

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Carrie Fisher

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.

Annie Dillard

May you remember that though the roads we take can sometimes be difficult, those are often the ones that lead to the most beautiful views.

Doris Dillon

Don’t forget a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you always tell the truth, you do not need a good memory.

Gwendolyn Wilson

Don’t forget that a couple of words of praise or encouragement can make someone’s day.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.