Taken from "Wisdom from the Sages of the Ages"
Compiled and edited by my super cool Dad
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
Fear God, and you have nothing else to fear.
Allah (God) gives and forgives, a person gets and forgets.
Scripture authentic! Uncorrupted by man, ---Al-Qur'an.
"United we stand, divided we fall!"
If we do well here in this world, we shall do well in the hereafter.
Honor your father and your mother.
Defer not till to-morrow to be wise,
To-morrow's sun to thee may never rise.
Good talkers are only found in New York(my dad says like me!)
What we gave, we have;
What we spent, we had,
What we left, we lost.
Whatever you do, do wisely, and think of the consequences
Second thoughts are always wiser.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire
Self praises no matter how eloquent, cannot make great men
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Late in life, when he was studying geometry, some one said to him, "Is it then a time for you to be learning now?" "If it is not now," he replied, "when will it be, when I am dead?"
Part with self-conceit. For it is impossible for any one to begin to learn what he thinks that he already knows.
It is better to learn late than never.
He that has patience may find and get anything
Patience is a remedy for every sorrow
Difficulties are things that show what men are.
When good men die their goodness does not perish, but lives though they are gone. As for the bad, all that was theirs dies and is buried with them.
Wise men profited more by fools than fools did by wise men; for that wise men avoided the faults of fools, but that fools would not imitate the good examples of wise men.
The fool does think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.
No man is born wise
It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another's mishap.
It is wise and courageous to thank at pleasure, and to smile in pain.
Repent what is past; avoid what is to come
A bad bargain is always a ground for repentance
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweetens it.
Better to have one friend of great value than many friends who are good for nothing
A lie never lives to be old.
There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats,
For I am armed so strong in honesty
That they pass by me as the idle wind,
Which I respect not.
Honesty is the best policy.
(Muslim is always honest that's the only policy).
Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind
His conscience with injustice is corrupted
We know what we are, but know not what we may be
All that glitters is not gold.
It matters not how long you live, but how well
To live by one man's will became the cause of all men's misery
While there is life there is hope.
Nothing is so dear and precious as time.
Time is the most valuable thing that one can spend.
Time is a river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Knowledge is power.
Let us seek and have light not darkness, knowledge not ignorance.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Socrates said, "Those who want fewest things are nearest to God." He said that there was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance. He declared that he knew nothing, except the fact of his ignorance.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Step forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it…. Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they while their companions slept
Were toiling upward in the night.
"Let not that happen which I wish, but that which is right."
He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude
Endurance is the crowning quality.
People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors
There never was in the world two opinions alike; the most universal quality is diversity.
Difference of opinion has to be tolerated.
Blessed is he, who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed
Let us keep rising on stepping-stones.
Saying and doing are two different things.
If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.
Facts are stubborn things.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Great thoughts come from the heart.
He that will not when he may,
When he wills he shall have nay.