We all could use some wise words every now and again. Learning from the wisdom of others can be huge in personal development, and they always seem to come when you least expect it. These Redditors will tell you the wisest sayings they've ever heard, and how they impacted them while growing into a bigger and better person.

u/Kekmistry asked: What is the wisest saying you've ever heard?



The difference between the wise man and the fool.

"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion."

YungYaboi

A wise man speaks because he has something he must say.

A fool speaks because he must say something.

Halorym

Preach.

Giphy

Never blame on malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.

(Or ignorance or clumsiness or similar)

FerricDonkey

Some late advice.

Measure twice, cut once.

chubby-knees

Could have used this earlier: I cut twice and it's still too short.

Tools_for_MMs

It definitely is.

I don't know if it's always wise but most of the time I think it is. Only look in another persons bowl to see if they have enough to eat.

PMFSCV

YES!

Giphy

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

sonaseele

Similarly: You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.

keypusher

Thank you, MLK.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Zekumi

Wise words.

If it smells everywhere you go maybes it's you.

buffalo_biff

If you run into an a**hole in the morning, you ran into an a**hole. If you run into a**holes all day, you're the a**hole.

Raylan.

humourless_parody

John Waters is the wisest of all.

Giphy

"Real wealth is never having to spend time with a**holes." -John Waters

monkeyfun14

I'm partial to this Waters quote too! 'If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't f*ck 'em!'

jim_deneke

Practice makes perfect.

Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.

Idklisasfs

More people need to hear this.

If you never heal from what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who didn't cut you.

blackbird000

Also two sick people does not make one healthy relationship. I've fallen into the 'we're both so damaged, we're perfect for each other' trap more often than I'd like to admit.

pieonthedonkey

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