22 Quotes To Summarise The Wisdom About Life!

They say that the older you get, the wiser you become. Therefore, wisdom is a continuous process and there is always more to learn about life.

22 quotes to summarize the wisdom about life

When life gets tough, we tend to forget how wise and smart we are. We know how to deal with certain situations. We know what not to do. And yet, we make the same mistakes over and over again.

It’s funny, because there are so many quotes out there that could remind us of how to be happy, that we should let go, and keep trying. Quotes that tell us that we need to be more positive and not let the negative dominate our lives… We see them on our Facebook timeline, on Instagram, Twitter, in blogs, in articles, and we may even hear these wise lessons from people around us.

Just in case you feel like you’ve lost your wisdom a little bit, or you just need a little reminder that having a wise mindset can improve your daily life, we’ve collected some wisdom quotes for you.

These quotes will either remind you of things you already knew and will now lead you to take action, or you’ve never heard of them and they will be a real eye-opener. Whichever one it is, reading these 22 quotes will improve your life or at least set your back into the right mindset.

Happy reading!

1. Be Who You Are

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Society expects so much from us these days. The truth is, no matter who you are, there will always be people judging you. So just be YOU and stop living up to society’s expectations.

2. Change Starts Within You

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This is an old yoga quote implying that when you really want to change something, then you have to start with yourself. Start from within, make the change, and then move on to bigger things. That’s the only way. 

3. Stop Competing With Others

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There is no need to be bigger, better, faster than others. Simply focus on you and your goals. Competing is not only useless, but also distracts you. Go for what YOU want. Just bloom!

4. You’ll Get To It Eventually

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Sometimes the road to success requires you to focus on other things first. If you want to become a hot shot business woman, then you need to start at the bottom of the ladder. Work hard first, you’ll eventually reach the top.

5. It’s The Simple Things That Count

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We often get so occupied with wanting more and more. Sometimes we forget that it’s the smaller things in life that make us happiest. Enjoy the sunshine when you’re out for a walk, or watching your kids play in the garden.

6. If You Don’t Try You’ll Never Know

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Trying and failing is better than not even trying at all. Imagine what great things could have happened! Most of us are scared, and afraid to waste time. But honestly, even if you fail, you’ll learn from your mistakes and do better next time.

7. Learn From Your Mistakes

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Great follow-up of our previous quote! Failure is indeed a great opportunity. How else can you learn? To fail is to know what NOT to do anymore and a chance to try it again, but this time you’ll do it differently.

8. Friends Are The Best

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Even when you seem to have lost yourself for a moment, your friends help you pick up the pieces and show you what it’s like to smile again. They are there for you when you need them most and help you find courage to continue living life.

9. Learn From Your Mistakes

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Great follow-up of our previous quote! Failure is indeed a great opportunity. How else can you learn? To fail is to know what NOT to do anymore and a chance to try it again, but this time you’ll do it differently. 

10. Stop Comparing

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We are all different people. There is no point in constantly comparing yourself to other people, simply because we are not the same! Let it go, be you, be original. You’ll realize soon that it will make you a happier person.

11. Believe In Yourself

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Seriously. Stop dreaming your dreams and just go for it before it’s too late. Did you know that old people’s biggest regret is not chasing their dreams when they were younger? You got this!

12. Put Yourself First

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It’s not selfish at all. Before you can take care of others, you need to take care of you. What help would you be if you’re not in a good place yourself? It’s OK to say no every once in a while and just think of your own well-being.

13. Things Don’t Just “Happen”

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If you want to change something in your life or achieve something new, you can’t just expect it to just happen overnight and by themselves. You’ll have to change something in the way you do things. So make an effort!

14. You Can’t Control Everything

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You can’t be in control of everything that happens around you. Some things simply happen the way they do and people make their own choices that you have no influence on. Stop fighting it. Let it go and you’ll find more peace.

15. Things Don’t Happen ‘Just Like That’

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Instead of waiting for things to happen… Come up with a plan and make it happen! You can wait a life time for a miracle, but you might end up disappointed in the end… So take matters into your own hands today!

16. Don’t Let The Negative Overshadow The Positive

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It’s your choice: either let the negative things get to you, or make a conscious decision to be happy. The negative will always be there, but you don’t have to let it overshadow all the positive things going on in your life.

17. Every Day Is A New Start

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You may be hunted by demons from the past. Unfortunately, we don’t have the power to change the past. So move on. Try and give the past a place in your mind and heart and decide to live for today.

18. Move Away From Negativity

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Even though negative things may be ruling your life, try to distance yourself from them as much as you can and whenever possible. Try to see the beautiful things and be open towards these things. There’s space for that too!

19. Positivity Is Key!

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…maybe not always. But let’s be honest: there are more chances of you handling things better if you develop a positive attitude to each situation that comes your way, right? Besides, nobody ever became happier from being negative!

20. Work On It Now!

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Gandhi is so wise… But secretly we all know very well that whatever we do today has consequences for our future. So think of what you’re doing with your life and keep moving into the right direction.

21. Keep On Going

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Write it on a piece of paper and hang it up. Use it as a rule of thumb: once you give up, that’s when you fail! Even though things are tough, keep going. Even if you fail, you’ll know you gave it your all…

22. You Can’t Control Everything

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You can’t be in control of everything that happens around you. Some things simply happen the way they do and people make their own choices that you have no influence on. Stop fighting it. Let it go and you’ll find more peace.