Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Words of Wisdom.

The repository contains 73 quotes in the category “Words of Wisdom.”
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When you were born, everyone around was smiling and you were the one crying. Live life so that when you die, everyone around you is crying and you are the one smiling.


Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.


Slight not what is near through aiming at what is far.

480 — 406 B.C.

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, the neglected opportunity.

Arabic Proverb

When you want to test the depths of a stream, don’t use both feet.

Chinese Proverb

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.

Chinese Proverb

Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience.

Hasidic Proverb

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Maori Proverb

Don’t cross the stream to find water.

Swedish Proverb

Never cut what you can untie.

Joseph Joubert
1754 — 1824

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.

John Churton Collins
1848 — 1908

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Bert Lance
1931 — 2013

Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.

Henry James
1843 — 1916

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