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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
by Bruce Lee

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Related topics: Wisdom

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
- Bruce Lee

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
- Bruce Lee

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
- Bruce Lee

 

The possession of anything begins in the mind.
- Bruce Lee

Obey the principles without being bound by them.
- Bruce Lee

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked,
while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
- Bruce Lee

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,
you'll never get it done.
- Bruce Lee

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
- Bruce Lee

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than.
Be not for or against.
- Bruce Lee

A goal is not always meant to be reached,
it often serves simply as something to aim at.
- Bruce Lee

Real living is living for others.
- Bruce Lee

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
- Bruce Lee

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability.
The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
- Bruce Lee

Always be yourself, express yourself,
have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for
a successfull personality and duplicate it.
- Bruce Lee

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
- Bruce Lee

You just wait.
I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
- Bruce Lee

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
- Bruce Lee

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.
- Bruce Lee

Man, the living creature, the creating individual,
is always more important than any established style or system.
- Bruce Lee

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
- Bruce Lee

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations
and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
- Bruce Lee

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease.
Hack away at the unessential.
- Bruce Lee

As you think, so shall you become.
- Bruce Lee

Take things as they are.
Punch when you have to punch.
Kick when you have to kick.
- Bruce Lee

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
- Bruce Lee

If you always put limit on everything you do,
physical or anything else.
It will spread into your work and into your life.
There are no limits.
There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there,
you must go beyond them.
- Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.
In the beginning a flame, very pretty,
often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.
As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals,
deep-burning and unquenchable.
- Bruce Lee

To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity.
The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts
is nothing at all special;
the closer to the true way of martial arts,
the less wastage of expression there is.
- Bruce Lee

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive
urge for expansion and growth.
To me, the function and duty of a quality human being
is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
- Bruce Lee

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge


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