Wisdom

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.

Don't look for perfect, look for potential.

submitted by Guideposts reader Alice Wilkinson of Raleigh, North

‘Meaning well’ is different from ‘being good,’ which requires doing good, which often requires putting the needs and well-being of others above one’s own needs and well-being. To me, that’s virtuous.

author Rosie Schaap

You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.

Guideposts reader Brenda Ashford; Euless, Texas

Accept—then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. This will magically transform your whole life.

Eckhart Tolle, author

Each day is a lifetime in miniature.

Roberta Messner, Guideposts writer

I am driven by two main philosophies. Know more today than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

You don't need all the answers. The teaching isn't in the answers. It's in the question, the conversation, the journey to the answer.

authors Shellee Hendricks and Russell Reich

God gave us only two arms. If we hang on to the past, we can't embrace the future.

submitted by Guideposts reader Pauline L. Stillman, Pembroke Pin

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

Chinese proverb

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.

Author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.

Amish proverb

Limit your always and your nevers.

actress Amy Poehler