Wisdom of the day – 365 words of wisdom or smart sayings for every day of the year. There are situations in life when you want to say something. Something that is meaningful, and thoughtful.
But we just have no words. We roughly know what we mean, but we just can’t verbalize it.
What can you do in such a situation? Seek inspiration from writers, famous philosophers, and famous thinkers!
That’s why I wrote this article. Here you will find a pearl of wisdom for every occasion.
Now you can’t think of when the next time you could use some wisdom? Don’t worry, you just have to read on and you will find out in which situations you can use this wisdom.
When does a wisdom/saying of the day come in handy?
• When you write a greeting card (here you will find beautiful sayings that are suitable for a wedding, the birth of a child, or even a birthday).
• As the introduction or the end of a speech
• You want to comfort someone (after separation, in the event of illness, death, loss of job…
• When someone needs a little motivation (beginning their studies, a new job, every time someone is about to start over).
• You want to cheer someone up (someone is having a bad day).
• For your WhatsApp status
• You can also combine wisdom/sayings of the day with pictures and create beautiful or funny pictures for your social media profiles.
To make it easier to find what you need, the pearls of wisdom are divided into categories. You will find here: life wisdom, inspiring quotes, and motivational sayings, proverbs from all over the world, wisdom that also love sayings, and wisdom that are also funny sayings.
Words of Wisdom or Sayings for Everyday Life
1. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Because knowledge is limited. – Albert Einstein
2. You can hold onto an elephant when it flees, but not the smallest hair on your head when it tries to fall. – Gerhart Hauptmann
3. Spiritual nourishment is like any other; it is more pleasant and beneficial to take with a spoon than with a shovel. – Mark Twain
4. Man does a lot to be loved, but everything to be envied. – Mark Twain
5. Life is like a play. First, you play the main role, then a supporting role, then you prompt the other, and finally, you watch the curtain fall. – Sir Winston Churchill
6. What we regret most are the opportunities we missed.
7. Memories beautify life, but forgetting alone makes it bearable. – Honoré de Balzac
8th measure is knowing how far to go too far. – Jean Cocteau
9. The older you get, the more you need a remembered friend. – Tilla Durieux
10. That is the last word of wisdom: only those who have to conquer it every day deserve freedom like life. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
11. Not the one who has lived the most, who counts the most years, but rather the one who has felt life most. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
12. Everyone is art, marked by life.
13. It is almost impossible to carry the Torch of Truth through a crush without scorching someone’s beard. – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
14. The desire to befriend is the work of an instant, but friendship is a slowly ripening fruit. – Aristotle
15. Everyone only thinks about how to change humanity, but nobody thinks about changing themselves! – Leo Tolstoy
16. Man is born free, and yet he is in chains everywhere. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
17. It is difficult to make predictions, especially when it comes to the future. – Mark Twain
18. Aging people are like museums: It is not the facade that matters, but the treasures inside. – Jeanne Moreau
19. If we are to achieve true peace in the world, we must start with the children. – Gandhi
20. There is always only a moment between too early and too late. – Franz Werfel
21. The two enemies of human happiness are suffering and boredom. – Arthur Schopenhauer
22. I’ve decided to be happy because it’s better for my health. – Voltaire
23. Fate often overtakes you on the very path you have chosen to avoid it. – Jean de La Fontaine
24. Man’s true perfection does not lie in what he has but in what he is. – Oscar Wilde
25. Fame is the sum of the misunderstandings that build up around a name. – Rainer Maria Rilke
26. Change is as necessary as the renewal of leaves in spring. – Vincent van Gogh
27. Education is what most receive, what many pass on, and what few have. – Karl Kraus
28. Parents are hardest to forgive their children for the mistakes they have brought up for them. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
29. One goes to the next because he is looking for himself, and the other because he wants to lose himself. – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
30. What you love, release it. If it comes back, it’s yours – forever. – Confucius
31. Children are not only friendly rays of light from heaven and greetings from God, but also serious questions from eternity and difficult tasks for the future. – Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher
32. Chance is a word without meaning; nothing can exist without causes. – Voltaire
33. The future of the people does not depend on the number of cars but on the number of prams. – Cardinal Josef Frings
34. Do not chase the past and do not get lost in the future. The past is no more. The future has not yet come. Life is here and now. – Buddha
35. Life is serious, art is serene. – Friedrich Schiller
36. At first, children love their parents. After a while, they begin to judge her. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. – Oscar Wilde
37. Education is not the filling of barrels, but the lighting of flames. – Heraclitus
38. Ignoring is not yet tolerance. – Theodor Fontane
39. As a child, everyone is an artist. The difficulty lies in staying one as an adult. – Pablo Picasso
40. Anyone who thinks that words can hurt has not yet experienced silence.
41. Take the experience and judgment of people over 50 out of the world and there won’t be much left. – Henry Ford
42. Most of the time is lost trying to gain time. – John Steinbeck
43. Moons and years pass. But a beautiful moment shines through life. – Franz Grillparzer
44. There are parts of the world that are so beautiful that you want to press them to your heart. – Gustave Flaubert
45. What does a child’s soul promise from every glance? A whole spring is not so rich in hope. – Hoffmann von Fallersleben
46. Politeness is like a cushion of air: there may be nothing in it, but it mitigates the bumps of life. – Arthur Schopenhauer
47. Life is a play without rehearsal. So sing, laugh, dance and love. – Charlie Chaplin
48. A keen observer can always tell from the condition of the shoes who he is dealing with. – Honoré de Balzac
49. There is no excuse for unjustified flare-ups; those who let themselves be carried away by anger bring themselves down. – Bible, Sirach 1.22
50. Music expresses that which cannot be said and about which it is impossible to be silent. – Victor Hugo
51. The stranger is wonderful as long as there is a home that waits. – Erika Mann
52. A little friendship is worth more to me than admiration from the whole world. – Otto von Bismarck
53. It takes two years to learn to speak and fifty to learn to be silent. – Ernest Hemingway
54. There are three ways to act wisely: through reflection is the noblest, through imitation is the simplest, through experience is the most bitter. – Confucius
55. All people have to be treated a little better than they deserve; that is the easiest way to disarm them. – Dorothea Schlegel
56. Having to be alone is the hardest thing, being alone is the most beautiful. – Hans Krailsheimer
57. Above all, tolerance is the recognition that there is no point in getting excited. – Ambrose Bierce
58. One suffocates the minds of children under a ballast of useless knowledge. – Voltaire
59. If you pick up a starving dog and nurse it back to health, it will not bite you. That is the main difference between dogs and humans. – Mark Twain
60. It’s the same with style as with many things. Either you have it or you don’t have it. – Kurt Tucholsky
61. God gives me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can change, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. – Reinhold Niebuhr
62. One cannot be too careful in choosing one’s enemies. – Oscar Wilde
63. It’s not about having enough time. It’s about taking enough time.
64. What is success? I believe that success is when you can go to bed in the evening and your soul is at peace.
65. Everything wants to live long, but no one wants to grow old. – Johann Nestroy
66. A host is like a general: only when something goes wrong does his talent show itself. – Horace
67. I can withstand anything except temptation. – Oscar Wilde
68. It would be stupid to be angry with the world. She does not care. – Marc Aurel
69. Where do I like presumption? On children. They own the world. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
70. To whom it was destined to be born, it is also destined to die. – Far Eastern wisdom
71. What you inherit from your fathers, acquire it to possess. What is not used is a heavy burden. It can only use what the moment creates. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
72. In the 20th year of life, the will rules, in the 30th, knowledge, in the 40th, judgment. – Benjamin Franklin
73. It is better to enjoy and regret than to regret not enjoying. – Giovanni Boccaccio
74. Criticism is like a brush. With fabrics that are too light, you must not use them, otherwise, nothing would be left. – Honoré de Balzac
75. Certainly it is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what his fate is. – Wilhelm von Humboldt
76. A really great man can be recognized by three things: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, and moderation in success. – Otto von Bismarck
77. The truth is a precious good and therefore it must be used sparingly. – Mark Twain
78. A painting is a bridge that connects the mind of the painter with that of the viewer. – Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix
79. The greatest difficulties lie where we do not look for them. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
80. Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.
81. Comparing is the end of happiness and the beginning of dissatisfaction. – Soeren Kierkegaard
82. There is no better cure for suffering than the encouragement of a noble friend. – Euripides
83. Man invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse in the world would construct a mousetrap. – Albert Einstein
84. Most people are unhappy because when they are happy they want to be happier. – Ingrid Bergman
85. The friends you can call at four in the morning that counts. – Marlene Dietrich
86. Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphs of nature with which she indicates to us how much she loves us. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
87. Thinking is difficult, that is why most judge.
88. A day without a smile is a lost day! – Charlie Chaplin
89. Now the spirit does not look forward, does not look back, the present alone is our happiness. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
90. A little crazy, is very close to wonderful.
91. Those who enjoy the present have a wonderful past in the future.
92. Health is not everything, but without health everything is nothing. – Arthur Schopenhauer
93. In the realm of reality one is never as happy as in the realm of thoughts. – Arthur Schopenhauer
94. Man does not desire God so much as he desires miracles. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
95. Miracles are not opposed to nature, only opposed to what we know about nature. – Augustine
96. One can be mistaken in an idea, but one cannot be mistaken of the heart. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
97. The contact between God and the soul is music. – Bettina von Arnim
98. Unfortunately, habits cannot be thrown out of the window. You have to beat them down the stairs – step by step. – Mark Twain
99. No one can keep a body fresh and beautiful if it is nourished by drained thoughts. – Prentice Mulford
100. The joy and smile of children are the summers of life. – Jean-Paul
101. What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think about you.
102. If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, it is not worth reading at all. – Oscar Wilde
103. Only in the limitation does the master show himself. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
104. The words have changed enough, let me finally see the action! – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
105. Everything you say should be true. But you shouldn’t say everything that’s true. – Voltaire
106. The heart has reasons of which the mind knows nothing. – Blaise Pascal
107. Every person’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s hand. – Hans Christian Andersen
108. Happy are not those who have everything they want, but those who appreciate what they have.
109. The cat is the only four-legged animal that has persuaded people that they must receive it, but that they do not need to do anything for it. – Kurt Tucholsky
110. If you want to know how old you are, don’t ask about the years you lived, but the moment you enjoy. – Arthur Schnitzler
111. Life is like a play, not how long, but how well it was played, that is what matters. – Seneca
112. Take a moment to rest and you will see how foolish you have been scurrying around. – Laotse
113. There is no wonder for those who cannot wonder. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
114. You can start a war, but you can never end it if you want. – Niccolò Machiavelli
115. A big mistake: that you think of yourself more than you are and value yourself less than you are worth. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
116. One should hear at least a little song every day, read a good poem, see an excellent painting, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
117. We are knocked hard or soft by fate. It depends on the material. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
118. A horse without a rider is still a horse. A rider without a horse is only human.
119. Insults are the arguments of those who are wrong. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
120. You can always be kind to people you don’t care about. – Oscar Wilde
121. Happiness often arises from paying attention to small things, unhappiness often from neglecting small things. – Wilhelm Busch
122. When you have a problem, try to solve it. If you can’t solve it, don’t make it a problem. – Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)
123. In any case, it is better to be an angular something than around nothing. – Friedrich Hebbel
124. Be the person you would like to meet yourself.
125. A man with white hair is like a house with snow on it. But that does not prove that there is no fire in the stove. – Maurice Chevalier
126. When the power of love exceeds the love of power, only then will the world finally know what peace means. – Jimi Hendrix
127. The people to whom we are a support give us stability in life. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
128. Laughter is beneficial to the life force because it promotes digestion. – Immanuel Kant
129. Fate shuffles the cards and we play. – Arthur Schopenhauer
130. Politeness is the attempt to soften human knowledge through good manners. – Jean Gabin
131. With knowledge, doubt grows. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
132. Politics is not about being right, it is about being right. – Konrad Adenauer
133. The solution to the riddle of life in space and time lies outside of space and time. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
134. Happiness is not that you can do what you want, but that you always want what you do. – Leo Tolstoy
135. People ask for criticism, but they just want to be praised. – William Somerset Maugham
136. Nature created the buttocks for rest, since animals can stand without getting tired, but humans need a seat. – Aristotle
137. Happiness escapes us when we run after it. In truth, happiness comes from within. – Mahatma Gandhi
138. By speaking badly of others, one does not make oneself better. – Confucius
139. On some days it is only quiet when the music is loud.
140. God answers prayer in his own way, not ours. – Mahatma Gandhi
141. Anyone who torments animals is inanimate and he lacks God’s good spirit, no matter how distinguished he may be, one should never trust him. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
142. Wasting time is the easiest of all wastes. – Henry Ford
143. Nothing hinders the progress of science more than if one believes that one knows what one does not yet know. – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
144. The father’s self-control is the best instruction for his children. – Democritus
145. Who does not indulge himself, to whom can he do good? He will not meet his luck. – The Bible
146. So much goes wrong in the world because the stupid are always so sure and the clever always have doubts. – Bertrand Russell
147. The dominion over the moment is the dominion over life. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
148. With a childhood full of love, however, one can budget for the cold world for half a lifetime. – Jean-Paul
149. Chance is a riddle that fate presents to man. – Christian Friedrich Hebbel
150. Life holds in one hand the golden royal ring of happiness, in the other the crown of thorns of suffering. Both of his favorites are enough. – Ellen Key
151. Feeling the pulse of your own heart. Calm inside, calm outside. Learning to breathe again, that’s it. – Christian Morgenstern
152 The purpose of traveling is to get to a destination, the purpose of hiking is to be on the move. – Theodor Heuss
153. Only when you know exactly how your grandchildren turned out can you judge whether you raised your children well. – Erich Maria Remarque
154. The perfect interaction with people is the ability, to be honest, and amiable at the same time. – Jean-Paul
155. Tell me – and I’ll forget, show me – and I’ll remember, let me do it – and I’ll keep it. – Confucius
156. The friends call each other sincere. It is the enemies. – Arthur Schopenhauer
157. Man’s errors actually make him amiable. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
158. The heaviest burden loses half its pressure if one can talk about it. – Jeremias Gotthelf
159. Teachers open the gate for you. But you have to step over the threshold yourself. – Hakuin Zenji
160. Marriages and wine have one thing in common: true goodness only shows itself after years. – William Somerset Maugham
161. In every small problem, there is a big one that would like to get out. – Edward Aloysius Murphy
162. A civilization can be judged by how it treats its animals. – Mahatma Gandhi
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings for Everyday Life
163. Whoever wants to become a master practice early. – Friedrich Schiller
164. Forget all the reasons you could fail and focus on the one reason you can do it.
165. Where would the power of women be if it were not for the vanity of men? – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
166. Every time you have averted the avertable, the inevitable happens. – Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary (Sissi)
167. Sometimes one has to go through things and not go around them.
168. What lies behind us and what lies ahead are tiny things compared to what lies within us.
169. To be really successful, you have to compete against yourself, not against others.
170. We never get out of sadness if we constantly feel the pulse. – Martin Luther
171. Often you have to be strong if you want to change something. But you have to be even stronger if you have to accept it for what it is or wait for it to be over.
172. We are responsible not only for what we do but also for what we do not. – Molière
173. In every end, there is a new beginning. – Miguel de Unamuno y Yugo
174. It is pointless to say: we are doing our best. You must be able to do what is required. – Sir Winston Churchill
175. Do not spend the time looking for an obstacle. Maybe there isn’t one. – Franz Kafka
176. One waits for time to change. The other grabs them and acts. – Dante Alighieri
177. Start with the difficult things, the easy ones that almost resolve themselves.
178. Whoever gives up God extinguishes the sun in order to walk on with a lantern. – Christian Morgenstern
179. Strength lies in the soul and spirit, not in the muscles. – Alex Karras
180. Scars are tattoos with better stories.
181. Don’t wait. The timing will never be perfect.
182. He who does not know his goal cannot find the way either.
183. You never know how strong you are until the only choice you have is to be strong. – Cayla Mills
184. Whoever sails only when all dangers have passed will never set sail. – Thomas Fuller
185. Physical strength is measured by what we can wear. Spiritual strength through what we can endure.
186. The biggest mistake you can make is constantly being afraid of making a mistake.
187. What the caterpillar calls the “end of the world” is what the rest of the world calls “butterfly”. – Laotse
188. We acquire the power that we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
189. It doesn’t matter how slowly you walk, as long as you don’t stop.
190. It is not little time that we have, but much time that we do not use. – Seneca
191. When you feel like everything is falling apart, try to stay calm. It just re-sorts.
192. A bumblebee cannot fly due to the imbalance between body size or weight and its wing size. But since the bumblebee doesn’t know anything about it, it flies on by mistake. – Wernher von Braun
193. Do not think so often of what you lack, but of what you have.
194. Sometimes other people show you how you never want to be.
195. Sometimes changes look negative at first. But soon you will find that they only create space in your life so that something new can arise.
196. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, take the first step at the beginning.
197. I’ve heard that there are problems of more than one kind. Some come from the front and some come from behind. But I bought a big racket. I am ready do you understand? Now my problems will have problems with me. – Dr. Seuss
198. Thinking positively does not mean that you always have to be happy and satisfied. It means that even on difficult days you know that there will be better days again.
199. Take fresh courage! Not a night is so long that the bright morning finally doesn’t laugh. – William Shakespeare
200. Courage is when you are scared to death but still jump into the saddle. – John Wayne
201. There are only two ways to live your life. One is like nothing is a miracle. The other is like everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
202. Paths that lead into the future never lie before us as paths. They only become paths when you walk them. – Franz Kafka
203. Don’t give up, the beginning is always the most difficult.
204. The future has many names: for the weak, it is unattainable, for the fearful, it is the unknown, for the brave it is an opportunity. – Victor Hugo
205. We must be the change we wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
206. Two things should be given to children by their parents: roots and wings. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
207. Sometimes unpleasant things have to happen to remind us that it is time to change something.
208. If you want to refresh yourself in the whole, you have to see the whole in the small. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
209. To be afraid is one thing. Letting fear take hold of you and allow it to swing you around is another matter. – Katherine Paterson
210. Only the thing that one gives up is lost. – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
211. Crises are offers in life to change. You don’t even need to know what’s new. You just have to be ready and confident. – Luise Rinser
212. One day or day one. It’s up to you to decide.
213. When someone goes on a journey, he can tell something. – Matthias Claudius
214. He who fights can lose. Who does not fight has already lost.
215. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
216. Don’t dream your life, live your dreams.
217. If you don’t change anything, nothing will change.
218. It is a waste of time to do something mediocre.
219. The most difficult time in our life is the best opportunity to develop inner strength. – Dalai Lama
220. Our greatest glory does not lie in never falling, but in getting up again and again when we have failed. – Confucius
221. Take enough time for the things that make you happy.
222. If you want to see a result in the current year, sow seeds. If you want to see a result in ten years, plant trees. If you want to see a result all your life, develop the people. – Kuan Chung Tzu
223. To be ready is a lot; being able to wait is more. But first, use the right moment, that’s all. – Arthur Schnitzler
224. Giving up is not an option!
225. Those who let go have their hands free for new things.
226. Your own path begins where you stop following others.
227. Happiness comes to those who expect it. They just have to keep the door open. – Thomas Mann
228. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life. – Mark Twain
229. We can overcome gravity, but the paperwork is overwhelming. – Wernher von Braun
230. You do not find happiness by looking for it, but by allowing it to find you.
231. I am not preoccupied with what has been done. I am interested in what needs to be done. – Marie Curie
Words of Wisdom or Sayings about Life from all over the world
232. The more rocky the road, the more valuable the goal.
233. Remember that someone knocking on your door might be sent from heaven. – Old Irish wish for a blessing
234. A man without dreams is like a boat without a sail. – proverb of the Vikings
235. He who throws dirt at others makes his hands dirty. – from Australia
236. If you are walking in the wrong direction, there is no point in increasing your speed.
237. Water also becomes a fine drop if you mix it with malt and hops! – German proverb
238. Energetic in the matter, gentle in the procedure! – Latin proverb
239. It is not important where you are, but what you do, where you are. – African proverb
240. An old fox knows the trap. – from Serbia
241. Fear knocked. Trust opened. Nobody was outside. – Chinese proverb
242. If you build a house and break a nail, do you stop building or do you change the nail? – from the Seychelles
243. Where there is no more wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no more gossip, the argument stops. – Bible, Proverbs 26:20
244. The higher the mountain, the deeper the valley. – Latin proverb
245. Happiness comes to those who laugh. – Japanese proverb
246. One cannot hold anything with a closed fist. – Celtic proverb
247. A woman’s sword is her tongue, and it does not rust. – Chinese proverb
248. Fearless, hope more, eat less, chew more, complain less, breathe more, talk less, love more – and all things will be yours. – Swedish proverb
249. A dog will remember three days of kindness for three years, a cat will forget three years of kindness after three days. – from Japan
250. One does not love the other if one does not want to be given anything from him.
251. Observe what happened earlier, then you will know what will come. – Chinese proverb
252. Giant silk-cotton trees grow from very tiny seeds. – from Gambia
253. One shouldn’t keep women and soup waiting, otherwise, they cool off. – from Luxembourg
254. An empty sack does not stand upright. – from Guadeloupe
255. Treat your guest as a guest for two days, but on the third day give him a hoe. – Swahili proverb
256. It takes an entire village to raise a child. – African proverb
257. One does not love the other if one does not want to be given anything from him. – Nigerian proverb
258. Children’s eyes are as clear as mountain lakes, at the bottom of which a monster slumbers. – from Scotland
259. It is not the size of the dog that is decisive in a fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. – Texan proverb
260. Those who are burned even blow on yogurt. – from Cyprus
261. The best thing that can be brought back from a trip is healthy skin. – Persian proverb
262. He who has a lot of money is rich. Those who have no illness are happy! – Chinese wisdom
263. Cats love people far more than they want to admit, but they have enough wisdom to keep it to themselves. – from England
264. The “why” of the child is the beginning of philosophy. – Italian proverb
265. When the wind of change blows, some build walls, others windmills. – Chinese proverb
266. Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Maori proverb
267. Whoever wants to go out into the world to improve it should first go through his own house ten times. – Chinese proverb
268. The smallest hut is better than none, at home you are your own master. – proverb of the Vikings
269. The word “pardon” is the best coin in the house. – Chinese proverb
270. One generation builds the road on which the next drives. – Japanese wisdom
271. Youth feed on dreams, old age on memories. – Jewish proverb
272. Small boats sail just like ships. – from the Faroe Islands
273. Children are the reward of life. – African proverb
274. The pessimist sees every opportunity as a threat, the optimist sees every threat as an opportunity. – East Asian wisdom
275. All rivers run into the sea, and yet the sea is not full. – Chinese proverb
276. He who loves must know that he can also suffer. Those who do not love are already suffering. – Russian proverb
277. Children are angels whose wings shrink the more their feet grow. – French proverb
278. If the mouse laughs at the cat, there must be a hole nearby. – from Nigeria
279. Most laws exist in the worst of times. – Latin proverb
280. The larger the hat, the less (insignificant) underneath. – from Australia
281. Grumpy people have grumpy dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. – Roman proverb)
282. Before buying shoes, measure your feet. – from Equatorial Guinea
283. All the good words in the world are in books. – Chinese proverb
284. One goes beyond knowledge with patience. – from Andorra
285. The best way to wake up is to do it without worry. – from Peru
286. Young speak first and then listen; the elders hear and then speak. – from Lesotho
287. We are born crying while everyone around us is smiling. We should live so that we leave the world smiling while everyone around us weeps. – Persian proverb
288. Children are the messengers of happiness. – Chinese proverb
Pearls of Wisdom or Quotes that also love sayings
289. When women love, they love completely. Loving men have things to do in between. – Jean-Paul
290. A flirtation is like a pill: Nobody can predict the side effect exactly. – Catherine Deneuve
291. Nothing in the world is so fairly distributed as the mind. Because everyone is convinced that he had enough of it. – René Descartes
292. Often the love of life comes only after the mistake of life.
293. A declaration of love is like the opening in chess: the consequences are incalculable. – Hans Söhnker
294. Love is not what one expects to get, but what one is ready to give. – Katharine Hepburn
295. Everyone should have someone they don’t have to be normal with.
296. Trust and respect are the cornerstones of love, without which it cannot exist. – Heinrich von Kleist
297. To fear love means to fear life, and whoever fears life is three-quarters dead. – Bertrand Russell
298. Love does not look with the eyes, but with the soul, and therefore the winged Cupid is represented blind. – William Shakespeare
299. Love makes that one can be courageous. – Mother Teresa
300. Sometimes you meet someone and immediately know that you want to spend your entire life with that person.
301. Love overcomes death, but it happens that a little bad habit overcomes love. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
302. Age does not protect against love, but love sometimes protects against old age. – Coco Chanel
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303. A person is only really rich when he has the heart of a loved one. – Greta Garbo
304. The only food that cannot be satisfied is the kiss. – Christian Dietrich Grabbe
305. Nobody can take away what you have in your heart.
306. Love is a fire that over the years develops more smoke than heat. – Maurice Chevalier
307. Anything that gets your heart racing is worth a try …
308. A career is wonderful, but you can’t warm yourself to it on a cold night. – Marilyn Monroe
309. A bachelor is a man who would rather seek than find. – Caterina Valente
310. Happiness is when you are loved for who you are.
311. A child is a love that has become visible. – Novalis
312. To love is a blessing, to be loved is a blessing. – Leo Tolstoy
313. Fate is when two find each other who have not looked for each other.
314. Love lives on amiable little things. – Theodor Fontane
315. The only important thing in life is the traces of love that we leave behind when we go away. – Albert Schweitzer
316. Giving without taking, taking without owning, holding without binding, sharing without asking, that is love.
317. There is nothing more beautiful than to be loved, loved for one’s own sake or rather in spite of oneself. – Victor Hugo
Pearls of Wisdom that are also funny sayings
318. A bank is an institution from which you can borrow money, provided you can show that you do not need it. – Mark Twain
319. A gentleman is a man who always knows how far he can go too far with a woman. – Sir Alec Guinness
320. Whether a black cat brings luck or bad luck depends on whether one is a mouse or a person. – Max O’Rell
321. Men always assert that they love the inner beauty of women – strangely enough, they look elsewhere. – Marlene Dietrich
322. How wonderful it is to do nothing and then to rest from doing nothing. – Heinrich Zille
323. At last, I know what distinguishes humans from animals: money worries. – Jules Renard
324. At 30, you’re just old enough to know what you’re doing. And still young enough to do it anyway. – Brigitte Bardot
325. Many women are concerned only with their reputation, but the others will be happy. – Josephine Baker
326. The only way to avoid becoming the topic of conversation at a party is to go there. – Elizabeth Taylor
327. As long as one speaks for oneself, one learns nothing. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Funny sayings are best shared with friends. Funny Friendship Words for Beloved Friends
328. Good conversation does not consist in saying something clever yourself, but in being able to listen to something stupid. – Wilhelm Busch
329. Many people are too educated to speak with their mouths full, but they have no qualms about doing so with an empty head. – Orson Welles
330. Even at 60, you can still be 40 – but only half an hour a day. – Anthony Quinn
331. I would do anything in the world to regain my youth – except exercise, get up early, or become respectable. – Oscar Wilde
332. One should never contradict a woman. One should wait until she does it herself. – Humphrey Bogart
333. To quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5, Verse 28: “No”.
334. One only believes in rheumatism and true love when one is afflicted with it. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
335. The advantage of prudence is that one can pretend to be stupid. The opposite is more difficult. – Kurt Tucholsky
336. Only two things in this world are certain to us: death and tax. – Benjamin Franklin
337. A good speech is one that exhausts the subject, but by no means exhausts the audience. – Sir Winston Churchill
338. When I was little, I believed that money was the most important thing in life. Today, since I’m old, I know: it’s true. – Oscar Wilde
339. Whoever marries can share worries that he did not have before.
340. After a good dinner, one can forgive anyone, even one’s own relatives. – Oscar Wilde
341. The last voice one hears before the world explodes will be the voice of an expert who says: This is technically impossible! – Sir Peter Ustinov
342. A good speech has a good beginning and a good end – and both should be as close together as possible. – Mark Twain
343. Do you know how to make God laugh? Tell him your plans. – Blaise Pascal
344. Happiness is simply good health and a bad memory. – Ernest Hemingway
345. The difficult thing about flirting is not the beginning, but the end. – Hans Clarin
346. Cautious drivers look to both sides when crossing the intersection on red. – Ralph Marterie
347. The weaker sex is the stronger because of the weakness of the strong for the weaker – Greta Garbo
348. In principle, I’m really not superstitious, but if it’s Friday the 13th today, I’d rather come back another time. – Alexander Pushkin
349. The only dangerous thing about flying is the earth. – Wilbur Wright
350. If you want to eat well in England, you should have breakfast three times a day. – William Somerset Maugham
351. Most of the stupid things in the world probably have to listen to a painting in a museum. – Edmond de Goncourt
352. The human brain is a great thing. It works from the moment you are born – until you get up to give a speech. – Mark Twain
353. The heart beats happily in a travel smock, provided one has the means. – Wilhelm Busch
354. Men who claim they are the absolute masters of the house also lie on other occasions. – Mark Twain
355. Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to do them when no one is watching. – Sir Peter Ustinov
356. Money is nothing. But a lot of money is something else. – George Bernhard Shaw
357. In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the opponent. – Jean-Paul Sartre
358. The German fate: to stand in front of a counter. The German ideal: to sit behind a counter! – Kurt Tucholsky
359. Fate will be able to separate us, but not be able to divide us. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
360. Set aside 30 minutes for your worries each day and take a nap during this time. – Abraham Lincoln
361. Everyone gives us pleasure in some way: one when he enters a room, the other when he leaves it. – Herman Bang
362. I love people. Just the idea of sharing a room with one of them is unbearable to me. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
363. Happiness is like a pair of glasses. You look for it until you step on it, and then it’s over. – Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
364. A snorer in the audience is priceless because it prevents the other theatergoers from falling asleep. – Brooks Atkinson
365. Of course, you have to take men as they are – but you can’t leave them that way. – Zsa Zsa Gabor