19 wise quotes for a better life

Wisdom is a great source of power. It is through the stories of others' failures and successes that we learn the most. It is through their experiences of things we have not yet witnessed that feeds us with the knowledge we need to fly high, to build on what we already know.
Related: A Word to the Unwise: 5 Keys to Wisdom and Wealth There are few things in life that a wise mind cannot conquer. And it is sage advice that inspires us to make our lives even better. Here are 19 insightful quotes from people who have lived exceptional lives. 

1. “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

2. “You can never plan the future by the past. – Edmund Burke

3. “He who has a why to live can endure almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche

4. “Remember that great love and great accomplishments involve great risk.” – Dalai Lama

5. “Lost time is never found again.” –Benjamin Franklin

6. “He who respects himself is safe from others. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7. “Common sense is a genius in its work clothes.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. "In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." –Robert Frost

9. “It is the domain of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

10. “Don't take life too seriously. You will never come out alive. -Elbert Hubbard

11. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head. If you speak to him in his language, it goes to his heart. –Nelson Mandela

12. "Nothing you haven't given will ever be truly yours." – CS Lewis

13. “Singleness of purpose is one of the main essentials of success in life, regardless of purpose.” – John D. Rockefeller

14. “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain

15. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

16. “There are many ways to move forward, but only one way to stand still.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt

17. “When a thing is done, it's done. Do not look back. Looking forward to your next goal. –George C. Marshall

18. “Use your talents; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those who sang best. –Henry Van Dyke

19. “At the end of the day, it's not the years in your life that matter. That's life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln