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Wise Quotes about Third

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

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Wisdom Compassion

All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu


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If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing.
- the movie The Rescuers Down Under

Life is a moderately good play
with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out
in a war fought with the atomic bomb.
Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
- Albert Einstein

Globalization, as defined by rich people like us,
is a very nice thing...
you are talking about the Internet,
you are talking about cell phones,
you are talking about computers.
This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
- Jimmy Carter

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

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

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

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

Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

Know that you have a choice about
everything you do and everything you do not do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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