Words of Wisdom to Live By


I have always been a huge fan of great words of wisdom and famous quotes.I love to share them with friends in hopes that they will bring a word of encouragement at just the right time. Having grown up in a devout Christian family, memorizing Bible scriptures was a part of my life. As I got older, I learned to appreciate famous quotes from great men and women throughout history. Quotes have the ability to encourage, inspire, and impart wisdom. There are many famous quotes that are among some of my favorites. I would like to share with you just a few of my favorites.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Bible (Jeremiah 29:11)

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”-Samuel Ullman

“Don’t spend your time asking, ‘Why isn’t the world a better place?’ It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is ‘How can I make it better? To that there is an answer.”- Leo F. Buscaglia

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable,or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same” – Francesca Reigler

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than it mastering you.” – Brian Tracy

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”- Bible (Hebrews 11:1)

“While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.”- Stephen R. Covey

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship devine in this?” – Henry David Thoreau

” Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” – Charles Reade

” Always do your best. What you sow now you will harvest later.”- Og Mandino

” If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Alva Edison

” Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

” If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

” When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I used everything you gave me” – Erma Bombeck

“Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch” – Ramona C. Carroll

And last but definitely not least….a quote that I have always strived to live by….. “Happiness is a choice” – my Mother