10 Quotes That Will Make You Wiser

An absolute pursuit that we should all seek after in life is becoming wiser. Wisdom bear many good fruits including better decision making, reading and judgment of character, improvement of relationships and so much more.

That’s why in this article we’re sharing 10 quotes that will make you wiser.

1) A DISHONEST PERSON TAKES PLEASURE IN TESTING AN HONEST PERSON

A dishonest person has no honor and will take great pleasure in testing someone who is honest. They want to see if you’re as honest as you say you are and they would be delighted in seeing you go down the dishonest route.

Be sure to not cave in to the test of a dishonest person to be dishonest as they are. Maintain your integrity. Stay honest.

2) THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. 80% OF HOW YOU’RE VIEWED IS BASED ON WHAT YOU SAY

This cannot be stressed enough. You must learn to think before you speak. If that means taking a deep breath or counting up to 5 or 10 before you speak then that’s what you must do. Before you speak, think of how what you say will impact others and how it’ll reflect upon you. 

It’s so important to think before you speak because once those words come out of your mouth, you can’t take them back.

Learn to control your tongue or you’ll run the risk of making yourself look foolish, often.

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3) FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM

A foolish person will despise wisdom and that is because many times wisdom is learned from experience. The foolish person will reject the lesson from the experience, thus rejecting wisdom.

Don’t be that foolish person. Love wisdom and the lessons that it brings. It is said that wisdom is better than silver and gold.

4) NO ONE WILL DO YOU A FAVOR WHEN YOU NEED ONE…THEREFORE APPEAR NOT TO NEED FAVORS

If there is something that you don’t want to do is appear to be in need of a favor(s). A person who is in need of a favor will come off as a hindrance to others. You must appear to not need a favor, even if you do, otherwise the person who can help you may not.

And the best way to appear no to need a favor is to be of value to other people. When you offer value then other people will want to do favors for you without you even asking. 

5) ARGUING WITH A FOOL PROVES THERE ARE TWO

Never get caught up in an argument with a person who is a fool. As it’s been said, when you argue with a fool, people from a distance can’t tell who is who.

You gain nothing by arguing with a fool. A fool is too foolish to recognize their foolish behavior. You’d be equally foolish indulging in such a spectacle.

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6) NEVER GIVE ADVICE UNLESS YOU’RE ASKED

There will be times when people will approach you in life and vent/air out their concerns or things that are going on in their life, at work, their relationship, etc.

In such situations it’s tempting to assume that the person is venting to you because they want your advice or input. Not necessarily so. The person may just be venting.

You would do best by listening attentively, but not interjecting with your opinion or advice, unless the person asks for your advice.

To be absolutely sure that the person wants your advice you can simply ask, “do you want my advice?”

7) THE MAN WHO WALKS WITH WISE MEN BECOMES WISE HIMSELF

A sure way for you to become wise is to hang around wise people. Don’t be intimidated by people with great wisdom but embrace their wisdom. It’s been said that a wise person learns from his mistakes, but a wiser person learns from other people’s mistakes.

A wise person will impart many lessons with you that can keep you from peril.

8) STOP SAYING MORE THAN IS NECESSARY. KNOW WHEN TO STOP TALKING

This goes back to thinking before you speak. Thinking before you speak means speaking less as well. Speaking many words are seldom necessary as they will entangle you and make propositions that you did not intend or foresee.

Therefore, to avoid such mishaps, stop speaking so much. Be brief, say less. When you learn to have greater dominion over what you say then you can entertain the possibility of saying more. And even at that, only when necessary.

9) NEVER TALK ABOUT YOUR RICHES AMONGST THE POOR

A foolish person openly shares about his riches among people who don’t have any and at great risk. 

It’s never a good idea to talk about what you have amongst people who have none. For one it shows a great deal of lack of sensitivity about other people’s plight. And for two, you run the risk of becoming a target. You have what they don’t have and they might then plot on a way to take it from you. Got it?

10) NEVER SHOW YOUR WEAKNESS OR RUN THE RISK OF SOMEONE USING IT AGAINST YOU

No matter what you may have heard, your weakness is not to be on public display. That is because there are people who are looking for your weakness so that they might use it against you, not help you.

Though we all have weaknesses, carry yourself as if you don’t. However, be continuously working on that weakness to turn it into a strength. Rember, where you are weak, God is strong.

CONCLUSION

We’re confident that these 10 quotes on wisdom will make you wiser. Implement them and watch how you grow in wisdom.

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