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Words Of Wisdom


Here is a list of ten powerful quotes that we can all reflect on as simple mental models.

I not only use all the brains that I have but all that I can borrow. 

Woodrow Wilson

We don’t have to deal with all our challenges on our own. We should always be willing to feed off the intelligence of others.

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.

Robert Shiller

Our intelligence is in distinguishing between the important and the mundane.

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. 

John Lubbock

We all tend to seek only information that conforms to our beliefs and ideas. Look beyond.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.


Eternal wisdom indeed. Another way of distilling the key message. Speak only when your words improve the silence.

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about, and the other half is finding someone smart about it who can help you.

Solomon Short

These are the words of the Science fiction writer David Gerrold spoken through his fictional character Solomon Short. Our wisdom is in knowing the extent of our ignorance. 

Speak to open the minds of others; listen to open your own.


I have not been able to establish who said this, but the message is simple yet profound. Speaking or listening, do both intentionally.

To the man who only has a hammer, everything looks like a nail. 

Abraham Maslow

The world we see is always a reflection of who we are.

A wise man never knows all; a fool knows everything.

African Proverb

While life is full of questions, idiots are full of answers. So don’t get taken in by the arrogance of your intelligence. Be Humble.

More mistakes, more experience. More experience, less mistakes. 


Experience comes from making mistakes. But as you gain more experience, you tend to make lesser mistakes.

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. You know what you have to do to keep your life pleasant.

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