Sage Advice

Sage Advice

By Rose Scott

Many of us may find an occasional quote that triggers an “Aha” moment – something said in such a way that the wisdom expressed opens our minds to other possibilities.

Here are some that can be cut out and kept in one place to refer to – some words of wisdom to inspire you when life does not seem to be making sense.

  • All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them – Anon
  • Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure 
    • William Saroyan
  • Every exit is an entry somewhere else – Tom Stoppard 
  • Minds are like parachutes – they work best when open – Anon
  • Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit – Anon
  • You miss 100% of the opportunities you never take – Wayne Gretsky
  • Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute – Josh Billings
  • You have not converted a man because you have silenced him – John Morley
  • The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them
    • Benjamin Jowett 
  • Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything – Alexander Hamilton
  • Success comes when we focus on what is on and let go of what is gone – Anon
  • To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong – Joseph Pearce
  • Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to … but be respected – that is essential – Anna Could
  • A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject – Winston Churchill 
  • Even if I’m not asleep, that doesn’t mean I’m awake – Anon
  • Despite the high cost of living, it is still very popular – Anon
  • A friend to all is a friend to none – Anon
  • Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them – Publilius Syrus
  • It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice – Anon
  • Success consists not of getting, but of doing – Anon 
  • One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory – Rita Mae Brown 
  • Hugs are not measured by quantity: but by quality – Anon       
  • The only true wisdom is knowing you know little – Socrates 

This is not a manual for life, but an excellent reminder of what is essential if you are feeling demotivated, full of doubt or fear or simply having a bad day.

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