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Wise Quotes about Fifty

May you find great value in these Fifty quotes and sayings.

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

If the present Congress errs in too much talking,
how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people
send one hundred and fifty lawyers,
whose trade it is to question everything,
yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
- Thomas Jefferson


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Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

 

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?
- Traditional Zen Koan

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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