Beautiful sayings and wisdom

In search of beautiful sayings and wisdom about golf ("Golf Quotes and Wisdom" – link: s. below) I have come across numerous sayings that do not fit the theme. (Somehow of course. Golf offers basically all facets, which also life offers. [Wisdom of Golf Knigge)

To "throw away" the beautiful sayings and life wisdom are too bad. Therefore, here is a small collection of sayings that touched me in some way during my research.

Wisdoms and beautiful sayings

Beautiful sayings and life wisdoms

If you have a problem, try to solve it. If you can’t solve it, don’t make it a problem.
– Buddha

Everybody has stupid thoughts – but the wise man keeps them secret.
– William Busch

Who asks the mind in matters of faith, gets unchristian answers.
– William Busch

The true scholar is not ashamed to ask even those who are below him.
– Lao Tzu

All the authority I have is based solely on the fact that I know what I don’t know.
– Socrates

Normality is a paved road: you can walk on it, but no flowers grow on it.
– Vincent van Gogh

My mind is made up! Please do not confuse me with facts.
– Author unknown

Nothing is for free. Even death costs life.
– Author unknown

As a man is, so he shall be.
– Author unknown

A glimpse of the world through God’s eyes. And I thought: Yes, I understand. This is how it was meant!
– Meryl Streep as Karen Blixen, reporting on a flight over the Kenyan steppe (from: Beyond Africa, 1985)

Funny sayings

Funny sayings

These are not forehead wrinkles, this is my six pack from thinking.
– Author unknown

I came, I saw… and had forgotten what I wanted.
– Author unknown

I’ll drop everything and become a princess!
– Author unknown

Is this art or can it go away?
– Author unknown (probably: mother or father cleaning up the children’s room)

HURRA! … Oh no, not at all.
– Author unknown

Wisdom haunts me. But I am faster.
– Author unknown

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Nice sayings about life

Proverbs about life

No one succeeds in leading a wise life by chance. One must learn, as long as one lives, how to live.
– Seneca

Time is a vengeful bandit that steals the beauty of our former selves.
– attributed to Raphael

Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Whatever you do, act as if the world is watching you.
– Thomas Jefferson

Yesterday is over.
Tomorrow is not yet here.
Only today remains for us.
Let us begin.
– attributed to: Mother Teresa

You have to have courage to live. But also a long breath and faith in yourself.
– Author unknown

No one is as uninteresting as a person without interests.
– Author unknown

Worry, but do not worry too much. Everything comes as God wills it.
– Author unknown

The child is the man’s father.
– William Wordsworth

I would rather perish from passion than from boredom.
– Emile Zola

When the heart is healthy, the head is never quite bad.
– Theodor Fontante

With faith alone you can do little. But without him nothing.
– Samuel Butler

Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
– Booker T. Washington

Whatever you are: try to be good at it.
– William Makepeace Thackeray

Everything beautiful in life has a catch: Either it is immoral or illegal or it makes you fat.
– Author unknown

Speak softly and carry a big stick.
– Theodore Roosevelt

Nowadays, people know mainly the price – and not the value.
– Oscar Wilde

When I was little, I believed that money was the most important thing in life. Today, since I am old, I know: It is true.
– Oscar Wilde

Two paths presented themselves to me in the forest, I took the one that was less traveled – and that changed my life.
– Robert Frost

Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse behind.
– Irene L. Luce

Life is either a bold adventure or nothing at all.
– Helen Keller

To begin, stop talking and start doing.
– Walt Disney

Only reaches into the full human life!
Everybody lives it,
not many know it,
and where you grab it,
there it is interesting.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Start living now and count every day as a life in itself.
– Seneca

As suffering increases, so increases the strength to bear it.
– Johann Caspar Lavater

Six hours are enough for work; the others say to man: Live!
– Lucian

Never should a man disrespect himself; he who has no self-confidence has no luck in life.
– Indian proverb

It is not so important how long our life lasts, but what quality we give to life – how we make it meaningful and how much joy and love we pass on.
– Author unknown

Life is like a play: it’s not how long it lasts, but how colorful it is.
– Seneca

Those who do not appreciate life do not deserve it.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Life is like an onion: you cut slice by slice and sometimes you have to cry.
– Author unknown

Art of living –
to live easily, without frivolity,
to be cheerful without exuberance,
To have courage without arrogance.
– Theodor Fontane

Nothing makes you old faster than the thought that you are getting older.
– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Beautiful sayings about love

Sayings about love

Love conquers all. So let’s also give in to love.
– Virgil

Love is the only thing that doubles when you share it.
– Author unknown

Those we love can hurt us the most.
– Paulo Coelho

What you want to have, you should let go first.
– Chinese proverb

Platonic love seems to me like an eternal aim without imprints.
– Wilhelm Busch

Never in the world hate through Hauss stops. Hate ceases through love.
– Buddha

I already dream of being driven mad by you.
– author unknown

Proverbs about friendship

Sayings about friendship

A friend is a person in front of whom you can think out loud.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as you can’t forgive the other’s otherness, you are still far from the path of wisdom.
– Chinese proverb

We do not get to know people,
when they come to us;
we must go to them,
to experience,
how it is with them.
– Author unknown

Our friendship,
who shall take root,
until we fall into the pit.
– Author unknown

In old age friends become rare.
So let the ones you have count!
Sometimes it’s easy to be right,
but hard the friend, the good, old!
– Author unknown

When you’re in a crisis,
then just call me.
I am no giant either,
but I do what I can.
– Author unknown

I know someone I like,
and if I tell you now quietly,
that you are that someone,
I hope you’ll never forget it.
– Author unknown

Not who laughs with you,
not who cries with you,
only who feels with you,
is really your friend!
– Author unknown

Friendship is love with understanding.
– Author unknown

Have no friend who is not like you.
– Confucius

In friendship do not count age, neither rank nor kinship and relationship. Who is looking for a friend, is looking for the character.
– Mencius

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

Sayings about happiness

Sayings about happiness

He who wants to be happy all the time must change often.
– Confucius

He who is always dissatisfied is good for nothing.
Always dissatisfied are conceited
and often mischievous to it,
and while they make fun of others,
they themselves leave much to be desired.
– Author unknown

Happy is he who forgets,
what can no longer be changed.
– Author unknown

Happiness is often based only on the decision to be happy.
– Author unknown

If you want to make a man happy, do not add to his riches, but take from him some of his desires.
– Epicurus of Samos

The feeling of joy arises from a sudden affirmation of life.
– Carl Ludwig Schleich

Happiness, they say, is only appearance.
And so it is: imagine to be happy –
and it is you.
– Author unknown

Wealth is like lake water: the more you drink of it, the thirstier you get.
– Author unknown

Happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it.
– Author unknown

Once we understand,
that the secret of happiness does not lie in possession,
but in giving,
we will,
by making happy around us,
become happy himself.
– Author unknown

It is a serious thing about the real joy.
– Seneca

At what point is one really rich? When you finally have enough.
– Author unknown

Man never has what he wants,
because it does not want what it has.
If he wanted what he has, he would have what he wants.
– Author unknown

He who helps himself to only one artist is a thief; he who helps himself to many artists is himself an artist.
– Author unknown

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