People Are Sharing The Wisest Sayings They've Ever Heard, And It's Almost Too Real
"Measure twice, cut once."
Every once in a while we hear something — a phrase, a quote, a saying — that changes the way we think about ourselves and the world.
And this week when Reddit user
Kekmistry asked, "What is the wisest saying you’ve ever heard?" people came armed with more wisdom than I could even handle.
So here are just a few of the wisest sayings shared:
"If you never heal from what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who didn't cut you."
"'Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for a late pizza.' I always interpret this along the lines of, 'Be forgiving of people, but don't let them walk all over you.'"
"'Never play chess with a pigeon. It knocks all the pieces over, shits all over the board, then walks around like it's won.' This is a good thing to remember before you start an argument with someone."
"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled."
"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."
"We judge ourselves by our intentions, but we judge others by their behavior."
"Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from."
"Learning from mistakes is one of the best ways to learn, but there's no reason those mistakes have to be your own."
"Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong."
"If you raise your kids, you can spoil your grandchildren; however, if you spoil your kids, you will have to raise your grandchildren."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"It's possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That's not weakness, that's life."
"Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should and just because it’s comfortable, doesn’t meant it’s good."
"Make time for planning. Wars are won in the general's tent."
"Hate is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies."
"All it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing."
"We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one."
"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many."
"People don't quit companies. They quit management."
"When I was young my father told me: 'Don't cry for something that can't cry for you.' It really helped me see what was important."
"You don’t need to light yourself on fire to keep others warm."
"'To worry is to pay a debt of misery that may never come due.' Basically, accept inevitable outcomes and do your best to change changeable outcomes to your liking, but know that worrying does nothing."
Now it's your turn! What's your favorite wise saying or quote? Share yours in the comments below!
Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit. BuzzFeed Daily
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