Wise quotations

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Wise quotations

  1. 1. “We must become the change we want to see.” Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian statesman and spiritual leader
  2. 2. “If you don’t create your reality, your reality will create you.” Lizzie West, b.1973, American singer-songwriter
  3. 3. “The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.” Ralph Emerson, 1803-82, American poet
  4. 4. “What does not kill me makes me stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, 1844-1900
  5. 5. “If you don’t know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else.” Laurence J Peter, 1919-90, Canadian academic
  6. 6. Patrick White, 1912-90, Australian novelist “I forget what I was taught, I only remember what I’ve learnt.”
  7. 7. “It is not wise for a blind man, riding a blind horse, to approach the edge of a deep pond.” Traditional Chinese proverb
  8. 8. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tsu, Chinese philosopher, 600-400BC
  9. 9. “It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.” Samuel Firestone, 1868-1938, US industrialist
  10. 10. “Failure lies not in falling down. Failure lies in not getting up.” Traditional Chinese proverb
  11. 11. “Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or being.” William James, 1842-1910, US psychologist
  12. 12. “While you teach, you learn.” Seneca, 4BC AD65, Roman philosopher and poet
  13. 13. “The higher my rank, the more humbly I behave. The greater my power, the less I exercise it. The richer my wealth, the more I give away.” Sun Shu Ao, Chinese minister, 600BC
  14. 14. “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Anais Nin, American writer,1903-1977
  15. 15. “My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.” Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish playwright, poet and humorist
  16. 16. “There is no wealth but life.” John Ruskin, 1819-1900, English art critic

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