Perspectives Sayings and Quotes

A clever person turns great problems into little ones and little ones into none at all.
Chinese (on attitude)

A weed is but an unloved flower.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Always keep an open mind.

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Albert Camus

Destroy your enemy by making him your friend.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Do not hold everything as gold which shines like gold.

Don’t be too quick to judge.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Don’t treat the symptom, instead find the cause.

Every garden may have some weeds.
English Proverb

Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.

God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

Going beyond is as bad as falling short.
Chinese (on balance and moderation)

Half a loaf is better than none.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Half the world knows not how the other half lives.
George Herbert (1593-1633)

Happiness depends on ourselves.
Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Happy is the person who learns from the misfortunes of others.
Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
American Saying

It takes one to know one.

It’s a small world.

It’s all in how you look at things.

It’s six of one, half dozen of another.

Know which side your bread is buttered on.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)

Little fish are sweet.
R. Forby (1830)

Little is spent with difficulty, much with ease.
Thai (on buying and selling)

Make the most of every situation.

More than enough is too much.

Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Much ado about nothing.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

No offense taken when none is meant.

No one should be judge in his own cause.
Legal Maxim

Often, less is more.

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
George Herbert (1593-1632)

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

Paintings and fightings are best seen at a distance.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The best sauce in the world is hunger.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

The calm before the storm.

The end of one thing is only the beginning of another.

The heart at rest sees a feast in everything.
Hindu (Asian Indian) (on attitude)

The miller sees not all the water that flows by his mill.
Robert Burton (1577-1640)

The pot calling the kettle black.

The wheel turns slow but it turns sure.

When in Rome do as the Romans do.
unknown but thanks to Mamtasaransh

When surrounded by chaos, find peace within.
unknown, thanks to J. Scott.

When what you want doesn’t happen, learn to want what does.
Arabic (on attitude)

When you taste honey, remember gall.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Wink at small faults
ember thou hast great ones. – Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

You can’t be a true winner until you have lost.

You can’t get blood from a stone.
John Lydgate (c.1370-1451)

You can’t see the whole sky through a bamboo tube.
Japanese (on basic truths)