Words of Wisdom

Words of wisdom are experiences and insights from people about life and they give encouragement through inspirational quotes, poems, stories, and thoughts. They offer knowledge and common sense sharing life lessons and the results of life choices. You will find funny ones, one liners, proverbs that will challenge your thinking. Let the motivational words of others inspire you.

"Quotes can get into your mind and change how you feel, think, or see a circumstance."
Sam McKenzie Jr.

Inspiring Quotes
Quotations are gems of wisdom. Let the words of others inspire you! For me, they have had a positive impact on my life; in some circumstances they have changed my thoughts and my behavior after I have read and reflected on them.

Inspirational Quotes - Let these uplifting quotes and sayings help you look at things in a positive way. As Benjamin Disraeli once said, "The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."

Quotes by Topic - View all of our quote collection by topic.

Quote of the Day - Daily words to inspire and encourage you!

Thought For The Day - See the possibilities for your life in these positive words for your day. You will find insights and motivation every day!

Proverbs - Passed down from generation to generation. Let the wisdom of the wise inspire you. Short but powerful words!

Special Occasions
New Year Jan 1, New Year
Happy New Year Quotes |  New Beginnings Quotes |  Happy New Year 

February 14th -
Valentines Day Quotes |  Love Quotes |  Valentine Poems |  Short Love Poems  | 

March 17th St. Patricks Day -
Irish Proverbs |  An Irish Friendship Wish |  Irish Quotes and Sayings | 

March/April Easter -
Easter Quotes | 

May 14th Mother's Day -
Mothers Day Poems |  Mother Quotes |  Grandmother Quotes | 

June 18th Father's Day -
Father Quotes |  Happy Father's Day Wishes |  Grandfather | 

Oct/Nov Thanksgiving -
Thanksgiving Quotes |  Gratitude Quotes | 

Christmas Quotes, Messages, Greetings and PoemsDec 25th Christmas
Christmas Quotes |  Christmas Greetings |  Christmas Messages |  Christmas Poems | 

Year Round:
Birthday Quotes |  Birthday Poems |  Age Quotes | 
Graduation Quotes |  Retirement Quotes | 

for Special People -
Brotherhood |  Children |  Family |  Friend |  Sister |  Teacher | 

Words of Encouragement
- We all need words of encouragement. Whether you are looking for encouraging quotes,verses, thoughts or stories here you will find words that offer support and comfort that will inspire and give you confidence and optimism.

Famous Quotes
Famous Quotes - Find encouragement and benefit from the experience of others; appreciate their knowledge and willingness to share their words. Sorted by person who said the quotation.

Encouraging People
Maya Angelou  |  Walt Disney  |  Albert Einstein  |  Ralph Waldo Emerson  |  Anne Frank  |  Benjamin Franklin  |  Martin Luther King Jr Quotes |  Vince Lombardi  |  Mark Twain  |  Mother Teresa  |  Rick Warren  | 

Monthly Quote Calendar
Monthly Quote Calendar - A free inspirational calendar which gives you a quote for each day of the month. We share uplifting and inspiring quotes in this calendar each month since 2001. December 2017 now available!

More Inspiration

- Encouragement can come from quotes but also from motivational poems and stories. Find words of support and strength that you can share with others to encourage them. Messages that will support your success and encourage you to aspire to be the best you can be.

- Inspirational Stories
Inspirational Poems
Motivational Poems
Inspirational Thoughts
Leadership vs Management

Christian and Spiritual Quotes:

Be willing to share your blessings. The only riches that last are the ones that are given away. David Khalil
"Be willing to share your blessings. The only riches that last are the ones that are given away." David Khalil

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." Maya Angelou

"The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands." Arthur H. Stainback

"Compassion is not just sympathy. It is empathy. Genuine compassion is first able to feel their pain." Mary Southerland

"It doesn't matter how huge the mountains in our lives and communities seem to be, they are nothing for the woman or man of faith." Sammy Tippit

"Faith is still the central thing we need, whether for this part of the journey or for what lies ahead." Nancy Wilson, The Silver Lining: A Practical Guide for Christian Grandmothers

"But we need to remember one very important thing - our desire to forgive others must be manifested in merciful words and deeds towards those who have wronged us in order for God's dynamic of blessing to be fulfilled in our lives and extended through us to those around us." Russell M. Stendal

"When you become a believer, your past is forgiven, you have a reason for living, and you have a home in Heaven." Rick Warren

Joy is always the result of God's presence, God's blessings, God's justice, or the fellowship found with other believers. Kristin N. Spencer
Quotes about God
"Joy is always the result of God's presence, God's blessings, God's justice, or the fellowship found with other believers." Kristin N. Spencer

"Sometimes, when an idea just wonít go away, you need to pay attention to how God is nudging you." Robin Jones Gunn, Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His

God's Grace Quotes
"We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus." Acts 15:11

"God's grace and love make us a new creation in Christ, in the process of being conformed to his image again." Brian Simmons, Jeremy Bouma, Grace and Hope

"If we can achieve the ultimate state of self-mastery, we will more consistently have the personal power and peace of mind we need to get ahead, since we are not giving our time, energy, and power away to others; we are taking responsibility for ourselves and how much we can affect change in our lives." Lisa Kardos

"It is our absolute conviction that the most important gift we can give another person is our own inner peace and unconditional love." Gerald G. Jampolsky, Teach Only Love: The Twelve Principles of Attitudinal Healing

Prayers are the very highest energy of which the mind is capable. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Prayer | 
"Prayers are the very highest energy of which the mind is capable." Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"When it comes to prayer, we sometimes only think about the big things. But nothing is too small to bring to God in prayer. He is interested in even the smallest details." Greg Laurie

Most Popular Quotes:

"If you hear or read stories on how successful people achieve their extraordinary accomplishments, most of them always start by stating their secret: they follow their passion." John Baskin

"Every great accomplishment rests on the foundation of what came before it; when you trace it back, you'll see one small step that started it all." Stephen Guise

"Contentment is the reward of being appreciative and grateful. It goes that if you are grateful in every situation, you will be happy with everything and your happiness will be abundant and boundless." Clement Getate

"Of course, it feels good to be appreciated, but the sheer enjoyment of the sun on your face, the smell of the sea, and the giggle of a baby gives true meaning to the word." Greg Henry Quinn

Believe In Yourself Quotes
"Those people who have the greatest success first needed to believe in what they have to offer the world. You need to trust that your unique contribution is worthwhile." Grant Andrews

"You must believe in yourself, even if no one else believes in you. Too many dreams are lost because a person gave up too soon." Buffy Andrews

Quotes about Change
"There are a lot of things in life that we cannot change, however there are something's that we can. So if you cannot change events that have happened then you need to change the way that you think about them." Heather Rose

"Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted." Winston Churchill

Encouraging Quotes
"You are the only one who can make it happen for you. Others can support and encourage you, but you have to find the energy within in order to step into the center of your own life and take charge." Lynda Field

"A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine." Andrew Carnegie

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. Anthony Robbins
Funny Quotes
"Most people fail in life because they major in minor things." Anthony Robbins

"Wisdom comes too late in life to be useful to you and is best passed on to your children, who arenít wise enough to realize that you finally know what youíre talking about." Jerry Zezima, Grandfather Knows Best

Funny Quotes about Life
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." Winnie the Pooh

"There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Francis Bacon

"Successful people are educated, and the extent to which they are educated gives them a set of deployable skills that come together with a powerful knowledgebase to account for the ability to spot opportunities and successfully capitalize on each of those opportunities." Jonathan Mills, How to Be Successful in Business and in Life

"Wonder is the seed of knowledge." Francis Bacon

"A committed, energetic, enthusiastic, and inspiring leader is more likely to have a cooperative, hardworking, and victorious team." William C. Oakes, Christlike Leadership: Leadership that Starts with an Attitude

"Great leaders are never born that way. They create themselves through hard work and determination, a lifelong process of learning, self-assessment, and struggle." Michael Winicott, Winston Churchill: Leadership Lessons

Quotes about Life
Our words have the power to bring someone up and help them achieve their purpose in life. Grant Dean
"Our words have the power to bring someone up and help them achieve their purpose in life, or bring to them down and make them go down a dark path." Grant Dean, Practical Step to an Awesome Life through changing your words

"Life is meant to be a vibrant, deeply felt, growing mosaic of long, meaningful moments." Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto

"Don't hang on to small annoyances. So many marriages have slowly deteriorated over the smallest, silliest things." Lisa Jacobson

"Marriage should make you feel satisfied and safe." Franchesca May, Marriage: Guide to been a good wife in the modern era

"It is not enough to sing when the sun shines and the road lies level. We must learn to sing most lustily when the light fades and the mountain is steep." Brad Hanson

"How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?" Jane Swan

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." Christopher Reeve

"For those who actually researched leaders, the inventors, the financially successful, there is one secret found within them all. Don't be disappointed. The secret is a simple one that we can all do if we put our mind to it. The secret - it is perseverance." Catherine Pulsifer

"In fact, for me that is the definition of genuine success itself: success is living every day the way you choose." Rita Davenport

So exactly what does it take to have amazing happiness and peace of mind? Is it money? Possessions? A family? Success? None of these things actually guarantees happiness. Nicole Fisher, Be Happy! - How to Stop Negative Thinking, Start Focusing on the Positive, and Create Your Happiness Mindset

If you say you are going to do something, DO IT! Brock Blohm
"If you say you are going to do something, DO IT! Failing to do what you say you are going to do is the easiest way to break trust!" Brock Blohm

"Forgiveness is instant and unearned, but trust must be earned." Rick Warren

"A word from the wise - from those who have had experience in life - is far more valuable than many realize. If we are wise we will take it and make use of it, thus saving ourselves much time and grief." Dorothea S. Kopplin

"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior." Francis Bacon

Our Thought
One of our favorite motivational quotes comes from Robert Rivers. And our site is based on his words of wisdom:
"No person is a pillar of strength and wisdom unto themselves. Each of us need support through our lives even if only for a few minutes, or on a few occasions."

We hope this site, Words of Wisdom, provides you with positive thoughts that will add a bit of inspiration and motivation for your day. No matter what you are going through at this point in your life, someone else has faced it before. Be inspired by the words and experiences of others. We hope you find wisdom in these messages and quotes that will make you stop and think. Always look at life and find the good.
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