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Wise Quotes from "Lift Me Up" by Ron Kaufman

Chapter-1: Everyday wisdom:

1.     Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions and of all achievement. – Claude Bristol

2.     The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.   – William James

3.     Great People talk about ideas, average people talk about events; small people talk about other people. – Anonymous

4.     You can tell whether a person is clever by his answers, you can tell whether a person is wise by his questions. – Mahfouz Naguib

5.     Going to work for a big company is like getting on a train. Are you going at sixty miles an hour or the company is going at  sixty miles an hour and you are just sitting? – Paul Getty

6.     The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

7.     A wise man never knows all, a fool knows everything – African proverb

8.     None of us is as smart as all of us. – Japanese proverb


Chapter-2: Profound Wisdom:

1-     More mistakes, more experience. More experience, less mistakes.

2-     If you are patient in moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese Proverb.

3-     Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.  – Jackson Brown.

4-     Information applied gives knowledge. Knowledge applied yield wisdom. Wisdom applied brings success.

5-     To the man who only has a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – Abraham Maslow (the world we see is the reflection of who we are)

6-     Speak to open the minds of others, listen to open your own.

Chapter-3: Insightful Wisdom:

1-     Thoughts have power, thoughts are energy. You can make your own world or break it by your own thinking – Susan Taylor

2-     The commentator makes a  noise, the activists makes a difference.

Chapter-4: Acquiring Wisdom:

1-     I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. – Woodrow Wilson.

2-     The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. – Robert Shiller

3-     What we see depends mainly on what we look for. – John Lubbock

4-     Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a Viewing Point – A higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides. – Thomas Crum

5-     Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato (Speak only when your words improve the silence)

6-     Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about. – Solomon Short. (The other half is finding someone smart about it who can help you)

7-     The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that smart man knows what to say and wise man knows when to say and whether or not to say. – Frank Garafola.

Source: ronkaufman