Listen To Wisdom of Sages


Stand high and see far.


Suffer defeats when victory is within one’s grasp.


When a melon is ripe, it falls off its stem——–Things will be easily settled when conditions are mature.


One tree does not make a forest, one person alone cannot accomplish much. (questionable one)


One log cannot prop up a tottering building, one person alone cannot save the world.


A boat sailing against the current must forge ahead or it will be driven back.


Good medicine cures sickness, similarly, unpalatable advice benefits conducts.


The One -Thousand-Mile journey is started by taking the first step.


It is easy to dodge a spear in the open, but hard to guard against arrow shot from hiding.


A centipede does not topple over even when dead.


Facts will eventually scotch rumors.


An error in the breadth of a single hair can lead you a thousand-mile astray.


Follow good advices as naturally as a river follows its course.


The spectators see the chess game better than the player, or the onlookers sees most of the game.


A just cause enjoys abundant support while an unjust one finds little support.


Nothing venture, nothing gain.


Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.


Read 10,000 volumes of books, travel 10,000 miles of distances.


Hello, how are you?

We learn our life lessons via our experiences most of the time, it takes time, it evokes pains and strong emotions, and it is costly. Don’t you think that sometimes we just have to relax, read books, read blogs, listen to news and watch a video to learn?

One of the best way of learning is to listen to wisdom of sages, or famous quotes from celebrities, I enjoy all of the PROBES above.

It tells me many things I would not know otherwise.


Today’s Question for YOU:

What is your favorite quote in life? Why?


You can pick one from above, or share one from your own experience, Thank YOU for the time!

Happy Happy Sunday, Friend! 🙂 :).

35 thoughts on “Listen To Wisdom of Sages

  1. Wow, lots of deep ideas there! Thank you for sharing!
    My favourite quote is simply, “Shoot for the moon; if you miss you will still land amongst the stars”
    Thanks again for the words of power and thoughts.

  2. Some amazing thoughts there, Jingle. I really like “The One -Thousand-Mile journey is started by taking the first step.” I live by that daily!

    But really — that one about centipedes??? Seriously? Interesting, I never knew that.

    I have to beg to differ just a teeny tad on this one part… “one person alone cannot accomplish much.” I know they were getting at how we must all work together, but I truly believe single people CAN make such a difference in the world, look at Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jingle, Jannie! We each have power beyond our wildest dreams within.


    1. Good afternoon, Jannie:

      Glad that you like one of them.

      Yes, these lines only show one perspective, of course, we can always find opposite examples to differ it.

      I agree that one can make HUGE difference in other people’s life,
      YOU & I are shining examples, ha ha ha 🙂 🙂 :).

      very excited to see you, I will take a look at your place.

      xo back.

  3. evening Ji, lol interactive stuff I love it, very unique, right whats my fav quote, here we go

    “war doesn’t determine who is RIGHT , it determines who is LEFT..


    because only so many of us understand this quote..

    take care..:)

    1. I fall for your favorite instantly,

      what an apt one! 🙂

      everything is relative, thank you for sharing your wisdom and
      add something FUNNY to my collections.

    1. Hello, Paul Andrew Russell:

      Nice to see you here,

      Your favorite one is universal one, is what I strongly believe all the time.
      It is exciting to have you add this WORDS OF WISDOM to my lists.
      Why I forgot to mention it? I revealed this belief so many times in my posts
      previously,….Admirable Reminder! 🙂 :).

      Stop by any time.

  4. Love your #1 Quote its short and near ~ “Stand high and see far.”

    My favorite ~ “You can get anything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want – Zig Ziglar”

    Why ~ Killing two birds with one stone, helping two person achieving dreams together.

    1. Hello, CheaHS@n:

      Thank you for liking one of mine.

      Yes, your favorite one is great for all of us to listen and consider…If you have never helped anyone else, and if nobody wants to help someone else, then nobody gets help….it very true that we help if we can, we give without thinking about receiving, then God will recognize your selfless contribution and rewards you bliss, joy, and fulfillments…

      thank you for the incredible contribution.

  5. One of the nicest quote of all your nice quotes – “A boat sailing against the current must forge ahead or it will be driven back.”

    My fave quote in life @ “Every dark cloud has a silver lining”.

    Why @ Never ever give up, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

    1. Hi, Bananaz:

      “every dark cloud has a silver lining.” I agree very fondly, if you are a star, you will twinkle, if you are gold, your value will eventually be discovered and treasured….

      Thank you so very much for the encouragement and delightful wisdom shared.
      Wishing you an evening filled with discovery and satisfactory.

  6. jingle,

    You have included some very interesting quotes here. 🙂 I really like quotes. (In fact, I have a whole page of them on my blog just because I like them so much).

    I like this quote:

    “The spectators see the chess game better than the player, or the onlookers see most of the game”.

    Sometimes we are too close to be able to see things clearly and onlookers truly do have a more accurate perspective. This depends on the situation, of course. I have certainly seen situations where this quote would apply, though.

    I was reading through the comments above and saw Jannie Funster (a buddy of mine) had commented on this one:

    “One tree does not make a forest, one person alone cannot accomplish much”.

    I also read what you said about “one perspective”. Speaking only for myself, I am not really sure the latter part of that quote is so much a matter of one person’s perspective as it is about the second half of the quote coming across as if it’s not even *possible* for one person (i.e. any one person) to make a significant difference in the world. (Since the person being quoted is comparing a tree to a person, I am assuming the person being quoted is comparing a forest to the world. Maybe I am assuming this incorrectly).

    Jannie named examples of people who made or make a significant positive impact on the world. I too had some difficulty relating to the “one person alone cannot accomplish much” portion of that quote.

    Alternatively, I firmly agree with this quote:

    “One log cannot prop up a tottering building, one person alone cannot save the world”.

    To me, the notion that one person can’t “save the world” is important to keep in mind. In fact, my husband uses this phrase at times. If he sees me taking on too much and getting overwhelmed with causes and tasks, he’ll say: “Jeanne, you can’t save the world”. I totally agree that one person cannot “save the world”.

    For me, the difference between these two quotes is that the first one implies (to me, anyway) that one person cannot get much done working on his/her own. I believe firmly that every human being has the potential to really make an impact on the world. Whether every person believes in themselves enough to agree with that (or to take action to make that happen) is another matter. The second quote (also about the subject of working alone vs. with others) has a different tone. It, to me, implies that one person shouldn’t take on too much or take on an unhealthy amount/load of tasks.

    It is true that teamwork and cooperation are very important. I think maybe (?) both quotes were trying to relay that message… but the second quote made more sense to me.

    The way I am reading the first quote is that one person “cannot” accomplish much. Period. I don’t perceive this wording as leaving room for anyone being able to accomplish much on his/her own. (However, I believe some people can definitely do so). It sounds to me like it’s saying the only way to “accomplish much” is to work with a large number of people (i.e. if taken literally, the number of people that would be equivalent to an entire forest).

    As far as picking a favorite quote, that would be impossible for me to do since there are so many wonderful quotes.

    However, I will give a quote I really like here. 🙂 I picked this one because no matter how fortunate a person is, sooner or later he/she will inevitably experience some form of suffering and it’s very important to realize that (1) no one’s life is perfect (2) everyone suffers at some point (3) suffering can be overcome… and this quote also, for me, underscores the importance of having a positive attitude, being determined & persistent, and being hopeful. For me, this holds that hopeful space. Knowing Helen Keller’s life story makes her quotes all the more meaningful to me:

    “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it”.
    ~~ Helen Keller, U.S. blind & deaf educator (1880 – 1968)

    Thanks for writing a post that opened up some interesting conversation! 🙂


    1. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it”.
      ~~ Helen Keller, U.S. blind & deaf educator (1880 – 1968)

      Dear Jeanne:

      I know the story of Helen Keller, she was blink, deaf, but become famous…the first word she learned is “water”, that was when she placed her hand under water and felt it run on her skin….

      Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful insights….

      I printed out a copy to be able to read your comments and think about its applications in life…

      I am excited about your coming in 🙂 :).

      take good care,
      feel free to stop by anytime and share your thoughts with my readers.


  7. Very interesting list of quotes. Many I had never heard. My favorite quote is one have heard often but do not who said it: “Common is sense is not all that common!”
    Have a wonderful week!

  8. as always I just love your writings!

    my favorite quote or saying, I have no idea where I heard it either,
    but it goes
    “don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive”

    it reminds me to lighten up and to try to see the positive in all I can.

    btw, i gave you an award, it’s on my page, and if you don’t want to participate i understand, but I definetly know that you deserve it 😉

    1. Good evening, Lily:

      How neat to see you in :).

      I agree with your quote, it is true, life is a game, no big deal, let it go when you loses, start over and win next time.

      Thank you for sharing your link above.

      Hope that those who own “DOGS’ can visit YOUR BLOG and get something “FREE” for their beloved dogs.


  9. Believe in your dreams~and the rest will follow,

    It’s one of mine!


    “Good things come to those who wait”

    Lovely blog!

    1. Hello, Doubtfulpoet:

      What an excellent contribution!

      Those two of yours are very sense-making.

      Yes, be patient, wait for our turn, it will work.

      I appreciate your kind words and wishing you a preachy day ahead.

  10. I always appreciate, “This, too, shall pass.” It comforts me in times of trouble, like when we were undergoing infertility treatments and now when I am on bedrest. I imagine a time when this WON’T be my reality, and it helps me get through it.

    1. Hello, Sunny:

      How cool of you to stay and view 3 posts in a row. 🙂

      I applaud you for your willingness to share your thoughts and insights with me and my readers,
      it is a blessing to have you around.
      Bless your heart, Sunny! 🙂

  11. “What goes around, comes around. You get what you give.” If you approach the world with distrust, defensiveness and anger, then the world will return that to you. If you put out kindness, generosity and cheer, then kindness, geenerosity and cheer will reflect back to you. It is a cumlative thing. The more cheer you put out, the more cheer you get back. Jingle, I see you getting lots of happy sent your way. You send so much out and we do so appreciate it!

    1. Dear Roxie:

      I completely agree with the quote you shared here.
      You are right about me for sending out cheers, you may also need to know that not everyone takes my positive comments positively, as far as I go, what keeps me going is that, no matter what happens, 95% people have feedback favorably…I can ignore those 5% of people, who happen to be on the other side of the road and see things oppositely.

      I appreciate your encouraging words and
      wishing you a brilliant day.

      take good care, friend. :).

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