Wisdom for life

We learn wisdom from failure, much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do, and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work, your judgement will be surer, since to remain constantly at your work will cause you to lose power and judgement.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.

Buddha (c.563-483BC)

All colors will agree in the dark.

Francis Bacon ( 1561-1626)

We cannot prevent the black birds of evil from flying over our heads, but we can prevent them from building their nests in our hair.