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."
A fool speaks because he must say something.
Never blame on malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
(Or ignorance or clumsiness or similar)
Some late advice.
Measure twice, cut once.
Could have used this earlier: I cut twice and it's still too short.
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.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Similarly: You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
Thank you, MLK.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
If it smells everywhere you go maybes it's you.
John Waters is the wisest of all.Giphy
"Real wealth is never having to spend time with a**holes." -John Waters
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!'
Practice makes perfect.
Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.
More people need to hear this.
If you never heal from what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who didn't cut you.
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.