True wisdom is achieved after living a full life and learning from experiences

Ernest Hemingway said that it takes us just two years to learn how to speak and 60 to learn to keep quiet. What he meant by this was that when people are younger, they often believe they know everything, whereas that can only be achieved by living life longer and looking back on experiences.

In other words, taking the silent time to reflect on what you’ve done provides you with the best knowledge you could ever have.

Living by setting your own example provides valuable insights for others

“Each person must live their life as a role model for others.” – Rosa Parks.

“A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person.” – Dave Barry

Know that their are other viewpoints in life that you can learn from

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” -John Wooden

Don’t let fear stand in your way of achieving success

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” – Amelia Earhart

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

Don’t wait to start something until next week, seize everyday as an opportunity

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

The journey can be long, so enjoying the ride is key

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

Give yourself a purpose that you can stick to everyday

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

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

Gratitude will keep you motivated, no matter how bad of a day you’re having

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie

Do what you feel is right, no matter what

“Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.” – Franz Kafka

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela

Your mindset determines how successful you’re going to be

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” – John Steinbeck

Try applying these quotes to your daily life and you’ll realize how much it can boost your positivity and help you become more knowledgeable throughout your life. And, as we know, knowledge is power.