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.

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

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

Don't let your rearview mirror be bigger than your windshield.

submitted by Guideposts reader Maryann Anderson, Maricopa, Arizo

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Guideposts reader Ronna Cook of Renton, Washington

Often there is no answer to the question, 'Why?' There's just the reality of 'Is.' But that 'Is' becomes the heart of wISdom.

Guideposts reader Judith Toth Bigham, Nova, Ohio

Kind words make good echoes.

Sign seen at Madison Avenue Baptist Church