15 WISDOM FOR LIFE QUOTES

Intro:
This is the second instalment of our Wisdom for Life Quotes. You can see the first instalment here.
I have included the titles of the posts I extracted them from. You can check them out, if you wish, to see the context in which these maxims were coined and some graphics with these and similar sayings. I hope that these quotes provide food for thought and helpful guidance for you as you walk through life. You are richly blessed in Jesus’ name.

1. Life comes with a mixed bag of experiences. What matters is how you take it.
The Best New Year Resolution To Make

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2. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough ’cause you’re fearfully and wonderfully made.
Prejudice

3. Beware of the pressure to prove how joyful you are. Remember- joy is a state of mind, not an activity or possession.
Lacking Joy This Christmas?

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4. Talk with someone when you’re blue. That may help you see things through.
My Beautiful Neighbour #3

5. Do not prey on others or you will likely become a prey yourself in future.
5 Lessons On How Not To Live: The Story Of Abner (II)

6. We often do not consider ourselves blessed until we are confronted with those enduring a truly stark existence.
Either SUV Or Burst

7. He who works and rests today, lives to work another day.
(Adapted from a line in Bob Marley’s “The Heathen”)
Prerequisites For Discipline #2

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8. Be as willing to take advice as you are to give it.
When Giving Advice Gets Tricky

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9. When the waiting becomes intolerable, what you’re expecting is probably about to manifest.
Noah And The Flood: A Lesson In Patience

Bonus:
Do good everyday and add value wherever you are.
How Rich Is Your Bank Of Goodwill?

10. Constantly go for the best and pursue your purpose to the hilt.
You Will Always Be Blessed!

11. Those who unduly impute wrong motives to others tend to live in self-inflicted misery.
From Bait To Catch #4

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12. Wherever you find yourself – valley or mountaintop – be thankful and make the most of it.
Of Grainy Pictures And Imperfect Lives

13. Consuming too much of social media can leave you shallow, rude and envious.
3 Lessons From John Crists’s “If Bible Characters Had iPhones” Viral Comedy Video

14. Beauty is more than skin deep when gorgeousness is matched with virtuousness.
My Beautiful Neighbour #6

15. Do not toy with human lives. Always remember that life is sacred.
7 Lessons On How Not To Live: The Story of Abner (I)

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Would love to know what you think of these quotes. You may also share some sayings that you know which address some of the issues raised in the ones above. May the Lord direct your steps unto peace and success in Jesus’ name.

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111 thoughts on “15 WISDOM FOR LIFE QUOTES

  1. Wow….
    Thanks ma for these words of motivation.
    I pray that God will continue to strengthen you and incresase your impact….
    AMEN

  2. Wow! Thank you for sharing these food for thought. I like all of them. Surprisingly, my best quotes there are, “do good everywhere” and “pursue your purpose and be at your constant best”. Thank you for sharing, Ma

    • Opening up to people or sharing your problems with them is very important because it helps to less the burden you are carrying. They could have the solution to your problem or could be able to help you in one way or the other. It’s better than falling into a state of depression and lastly, do not ever let someone define whom you are. It could also lead to low self esteem.

  3. Wow, these wisdom quotes are powerful, especially the one that ends with life is sacred, great word of encouragement. Thanks.

    • Wow.. Thanks alot Ma for de motivational quotes, I like all of them, my best quote there is “Don’t let anyone tell you, you are not good enough ’cause you are fearfully and wonderfully made” Nice quotes “auntyedith”.

  4. Such motivational quotes, Ma. Loved the part you said ‘dont let anyone tell you you’re not good enough, cause you’re fearfully and wonderfully made… Some years back I had that thought that I wasn’t good enough, buh after hearing this same word, there was this courage that came immediately.. I knew I was uniquely made to achieve a special purpose…
    Thank you, Ma, and may God bless and use you to reach lost souls. Amen!!!!

  5. I was very inspired and learned a lot too. The quotes are very nice Ma’am. I especially love the quote which explained joy as a state of mind, and not an activity or possession.

  6. Beautiful quotes ma’am. They have truth in them. I particularly love number 6 because i understand how one may think one has it bad before being confronted with the reality that others may have it worse.I’ve learned to be thankful for what i have. Wonderful post aunty edith#smiles#

    • Yes, my dear, we just need to keep thanking God for what we have and He will provide what we don’t have in due season. He is a faithful God. May that faithfulness be your portion this new month and always in Jesus’ name.

  7. Thanks ma’am for this nice post. I really love number 2 because it had made me gain more confidence is my self. I won’t act or do things to impress others again. I just love and admire u my mummy, my mentor, my able lecturer and an inspiration to all and sundry.

  8. Beauty is more than skin deep when gorgeousness is matched with virtousness
    This Quote taught me that beauty is not all about physical attributes but more of what is inside the person
    Very educative quote and it leaves a lot to think about

  9. wherever you find youself, valley or mountain top, be thankful and make the most of it: this is a very a very powerful post, i have come to understand that thanksgiving to God leads to open doors and even more blessings. A person who is appreciated does even more likewise our heavenly father.

  10. I love No5″ Do not prey on others or you will likely become a prey yourself in future”. Thank you ma’am. I’m blessed by this quotes.

  11. So uplifting,I hope we actually learn from all these quotes, especially No.8″ be as willing to take advice as you are to give it” this quote contains within it the virtue of humility.

  12. The wisdom of God in a mother to her children?. What a delightful post and great words of encouragement. No 3 and 9 got me. Bless u ma.

    • I really needed to read these quotes, especially number two which said, ” don’t let others make you feel that you’re not good enough…. “. Often, people don’t understand how fragile a person’s self confidence can be when they say some things they do. But we should remember that ” we are fearfully and wonderfully made… ” and no one else can be you as good as you!!!
      Thank you ma, for these nice quotes.

  13. “Wisdom is the principal thing”, “in all your dealing, seek wisdom”. Thanks you ma for once again reminding us of who we are. And how we should be relating to our fellow human being.

  14. I love this particular one- Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough ’cause you’re fearfully and wonderfully made.
    You know that people are like our self mirror they satirically inform us about our weaknee.
    However, it is important we remind ourselves that “people call you something after you have become; God calls you something before you become” Acts 13:22.
    Be bless

    • The inverted commas in your comment make it seem as if you quoted Acts 13:22 but this is what that verse really says: “And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” I wonder how it relates to your point.

  15. Wow!!
    Life truly does come with surprises. And what finally counts is your conduct and reaction to them all.
    And yes!!! Talking hepls much more than we can imagine.
    I got over many issues of life because I learnt to speak out; to share my problems and deepest concerns to the right people and I was never the same afterwards.
    The bonus right after number ten is in fact, a beautiful summary of our purpose here on earth.
    The world around should live in constant admiration of who we are through our kind, considerate, sensible, sensitive and thoughtful lifestyle.
    Being good is the best policy.
    On social media and its impact, I think it’s a very important advice.
    Oftentimes, we’re overwhelmed by the contents out there and without a keen and thoughtful examination of them, we lose ourselves in the process and become a reflection of the inconsideration raging there.
    Thank you, ma, for these priceless nuggets of advice.

    • Very true no 6 is common, we don’t acknowledge our maker for his goodness and mercies until we see someone who can not even speak or someone that his or her own situation is worst than ours. I will also like to add one. count your blessings and name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the lord has done.

  16. These quotes are realy the guidelines for a calm and interactive life.taking from no_2 don’t allow people discourage you, humans will always give doubts and claim their view are more superior to yours, that should never be a topic in heart or worry. The major idea move on your own thought and aim.
    But in same sense we as individual should always relate holding to no_4 talk to someone when you are blue it will help to go over it. Like a problem shared is half way solved.
    Moreover picking out number5 don’t prey on others;mutual relationship should be encouraged in our hearts try and embrace love for one another. Tell each other arear of fault to enable reconciliation to maintain peace.

  17. Amazing quotes ma. I love this quote in particular “Talk with someone when you’re blue. That may help you see things through”. Most of the time, i do not like talking to people but then i end talking to some persons. Seeing this quote today has made me realize that it should be a life time practice.

    • Wherever you find yourself – valley or mountaintop – be thankful and make the most of it…….wonderful! One thing is to get wisdom and another thing is to apply it. May God help us to apply all wisdom that come our ways.

  18. This motivational.
    2,4,12 and 13 got to me but most especially I like number 2 cause I believe i’m wonderful and fearfully made so I should not feel inferior. Thank u ma

  19. “Don’t let anyone tell you that you are not good, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made” I like this!
    I believe anything made of God is unique and beautiful.

  20. Most times people jus die in silence,a problem shared is half solved. I think I love that qoute that talks about that the most.

  21. The second quite is something I can relate to. You shouldn’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough ’cause you’re fearfully and wonderfully made. Everyone has their own signature, we are all special in our own way. We shouldn’t look at others and think they are better than we are. Because we have something that the other person doesn’t have. God created each and everyone of is with that special something and we only have to discover it and utilize it properly.

  22. God bless you ma. Life comes with a mixed bag of experiences. What matters is how you take it. I concur with you ma. The reason why some persons sees life to be useless is because they don’t understand life and what comes with it, how to take what comes with it, manage it and bring out the best out of it.

  23. Am so blessed with these wonderful words of wisdom. We should not allow people to weigh us down by what they say because, ships do not sink because of the waters around them but sink because of the water that enter inside of them. Our attitude toward situations that life present to us matters the most. More wisdom ma.

  24. I personally can relate to quote number 4 because I’m a firm believer in a problem shared being a problem half solved. Even if it isn’t solved, at least you get the burden of keeping it to yourself off your chest.

  25. Joy is indeed an inward thing, especially when you feel fulfilled. Depression and low self-esteem eats up one’s joy and confidence in oneself gradually. It’s indeed an encouragement to my soul, it has strengthened me today. Thanks a lot ma, greater wisdom.

  26. Thank you so much ma for this wonderful post.I really needed these words of encouragement.

  27. Encouraging quotes MA, I’m rest assured to stay strong no matter what life throws at me or where I find my self

  28. Life comes with a mixed bag of experiences. What matters is how you take it. This is a fact what matters in life is how you handle issues and challenges you face whether good or bad. Am blessed by this.

  29. Wonderful post ma. I learnt that it is good to be contented with anything we have no matter how small it may be.

  30. I’ll remind myself of these points everyday. Inspiring words ma. Your words are full of wisdom. thanks

  31. Problem shared is problem half solve. At least sharing my issues and problem to an ear that wants to listen to me tends to reduce the thinking and headache.
    But still the best person to share our problems to is God because he alone can profer solutions.

  32. Opening up to a person or sharing your problems with someone is very helpful because, they could be of help to you in finding the solution to that problem. It’s better than falling into a state of depression. And also, we shouldn’t let people define whom we are because it could also lead to low self esteem.

  33. Thanks for this eye opener. This really helped me work on my self esteem especially the “Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough ’cause you’re fearfully and wonderfully made.”

  34. Indeed it’s a life quote. The number 15 of this write up caught me. It drew my attention to the Golden Rule. Let’s try to consider every human life sacred because it’s obvious that no one would want to defile his or her own life in anyway. By so doing, we should take human life as a treasure that can’t be retrieved once lost.

  35. Yea,those wise sayings are really on it for guidance to anyone who deem it fit to follow it. This life is full of many pitfalls so advice should be taken from good sources as many as one can get…thanks for this nuggets…Ma

  36. Soul lifting quotes, I love the one that states “you are fearfully and wonderfully made.keep up the good work ma.

  37. i really struggle with the number 7 of this quote. I find it hard sometimes, if not most times to actually rest. However, i suffered the consequence a week ago and since then, I am a rester lol. Nice quotes

    • Quote No 4 really caught my attention,”always talk to someone when you are blue”.I don’t always do this,I just bottle them up and try to solve it alone.i feel like people won’t understand the situation but I will try to speak out to friends.

  38. Quite inspirational, looking at no 10, we should endeavor to go for the best ,settle for nothing than the best and remain that optimistic fellow then the sky will be our starting point

  39. Wow. I love these quotes they’re excellent.
    The quote number 10 is accurate, no need to back down in chasing your dreams. Teaching us how to aim high and not settling for less,
    Am going for the best and nothing but the best.
    Thank you ma
    NO GLORY COMES WITHOUT PAIN.

  40. *Beauty is more than skin deep when gorgeousness is matched with virtuousness* I love this.
    Of what use is beauty without Virtue?
    Virtue is more than beauty. Thank you

  41. Wow, this is awesome. There are lots of nice quotes. However, my favourite from the post is “Do not toy with human lives. Always remember that life is sacred”.

  42. 8. Be as willing to take advice as you are to give it.
    This is a quote I will save. Its words are simple but its meaning is deeo.
    Thank you, ma, for the helpful wisdom quotes.

  43. I am very grateful for this wonderful and wise post you made available.I really love the no2.which says don’t let anyone tell you you are not good enough because we are all wonderfully and fearfully made.

  44. I love all the quotes mentioned here. My favorite quote here definitely is “be willing to take advice as much as you give”. Thank you ma.

  45. May God continue to show you more wisdom. This quotes should be a daily guide to anyone that wants to succeed in life. I really enjoyed it, it is full of wisdom mostly the one that said “wherever you find yourself be thankful and make most out of it.

  46. This is a wonderful piece ma. Thanks for the insight. I love the one that says we should not let anyone tell us we are not good enough because we are fearfully and wonderfully made. This post is really an inspiration and everyone should read this post. May God continue to increase your wisdom. Thanks ma.

  47. I feel so inspired right now, beautiful quotes of encouragement. These quotes can be very helpful in our journey of life. Number 10 especially.

  48. thanks ma for the post ma, i so much love the 13th wisdom for life which states that Consuming too much of social media can leave you shallow, rude and envious. and this is very applicable to the youth of nowadays including myself.

  49. “Be as willing to take advice as you are to give it”, this particular quote got to me. Always be submissive to good advice and give good ones too.

  50. wow what an inspiring 15 words of wisdom, all of them are very important. the one i find very important to my own self which is my ideology about joy.
    the second word of wisdom that deals with the pressure to show how joyful u are within the outside and people dont know that the joy is a state of mind

  51. My new year resolution; am not going to let anyone make decisions for me or make me feel like am not worth it or even make me feel like I don’t look good. Am going to do what I feel is the right thing for me. God bless you ma

  52. Thank you ma for these set of amazing quotes. We need to read more of inspiring and motivational write up than anything. No 2 struck me because it reminds us that we don’t need to feel inferior or insecure because we are good enough

  53. “Beware of the pressure to prove how joyful you are. Remember- joy is a state of mind, not an activity or possession”.
    Wow, I just understood this.
    Most times we try to show off to tell others how happy we are. I just understood that I don’t need to make a display for others to know how joyful I’m.
    Indeed its not an activity.

  54. ‘Do good everyday and add value wherever you are’ this quote is a reminder of our purpose here on earth in relation to the second most important commandment which is ‘we should love our neighbour as ourselves’ and the only way to do this, is by doing good and impacting on people’s life positively wherever we are.

  55. “Consuming too much of social media can leave you shallow, rude and envious” this is exceptionally true, I was ones a victime but thank God for intervening through my parents. You are full of wisdom aunty Edith and thank you for sharing.

  56. These quotes teach us valuable lessons in life. I like quote number 9 which says “When the waiting becomes intolerable, what you’re expecting is probably about to manifest”. It reveals that we should be patient in life and expect anything to happen at any point in time.

  57. Quote No 4 really caught my attention”always open up to people when you are blue”.This is not something I do because I don’t always open up but instead I try to solve by myself.But I will try to make an improvement.

  58. “life comes with a mixed bag of experience, what matters is how you take it”. Most of us when embracing ugly times, have refused to see God in them. Goodies are their expectation about life. We need to stand after every fall amen.

  59. Wow…. Thanks ma for these words of motivation. I pray that God will continue to strengthen you and incresase your impact. You are such a blessing to us.

  60. Wonderful. It is a great word of encouragement and has the tendency of healing a breaking heart, I am blessed by it. Thumbs up MA.

  61. What a wonderful piece Ma, many lessons to be learnt just from one piece. I take great interest in the third point as encourages positive self-esteem.

  62. “Don’t let anyone tell u that you are not good enough cause you are fearfully and wonderfully made”
    This particular sentence got me, attimes we tend to underrestimate our own self such that we don’t even know what we are capable of doing or even think we can’t do anything, we keep running to people for their opinion/help and when they tell u not to embark or do something, we just quit cause they did… we should know ourselves better than anyother and know what we are capable of doing and not think we can’t do something for some reason or the other

  63. Than you ma for this inspirational and motivational quotes, it will help to build a great man and woman in the future. I like No 13 spending less time on social media and more time having personal time with God to read the bible and some inspirational text that will help build up your faith in God. Everything in this world is vanity upon vanity. You have to make your way right so you won’t perish in hell. God bless you ma.

  64. Number 7 is one attitude I admire and would love to have..delayed gratification is very rare these days

  65. Mind blowing and motivational quotes. Don’t allow anyone define who you are. We are the embodiment of Christ himself. We are ruling in this world and even in the world to come.

  66. Quote three caught me. Being joyful is something I’m really working on ‘cause, I’ve realized that it’s self- determined and not defined by situations. It also goes a long way to guaranteeing one’s result. Next is the twelfth quote that spoke of being thankful at any state and position. It just connects with the former as one can never be thankful without being joyful. Thank you Ma for the beautiful quotes. God Bless you.

  67. “Beauty is more than skin deep when gorgeousness is matched with virtuousness”
    Edith Ohaja

    Only few individuals can relate with the above quote by our amiable Auntie. Beauty when matched or measured with virteousness entails something more than just shallow look but qualifies an inward personality traits,(ie what differentiates you from others).

    Another thing to consider in this encouraging, inspirational quotes is the fact that; those you did good to today, will never forget you tomorrow, in as much as those you belittled today, would never forget it as well.

    *Be careful who you hurt*

    Be good to all but remember not to live according to people’s description for you.
    Create a style that suits you, makes u happy and yields praise to heaven.

    Do good everyday and add value wherever you are.

    God bless you.. Auntie Edith.. I cherish you

  68. These quotes are really a good start for the week. No. 12. “Wherever you find yourself – valley or mountaintop – be thankful and make the most of it.” really got my attention because how grateful you’re would determine how great you’ll become. So we should always be thankful irrespective of our current situation. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

  69. God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. No 12 have inspired me, anywhere we find ourselves, let’s try to be the best we can. Let’s be thankful for an opportunity given to us. Let’s live well

  70. I love these quotes. My favorite is quote number 5 (Do not prey on others or you will likely become a prey yourself in future). In other words, do unto others how you want them to do unto you. Do not treat anyone badly if you do not want the same treatment meted out to you.

  71. I am going with this:Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough ’cause you’re fearfully and wonderfully made.

  72. Wonderfully and fearfully made that is what I remind myself of anytime I feel inferior to anything or anyone…

  73. Life inspiring quotes, I love them all! It made my day.
    #2 “Don’t let anyone tell you who you are, you are fearfully and wonderfully made” People tend to have low self esteem because of their status or what people said. Wonderful post ma!

  74. All these quotes, are wonderful and sincerely, they touched me especially No 3 – Beware of the pressure to prove how joyful you are. Remember joy is a state of the mind, not an activity or possession. Keep up the good work ma.

  75. A very inspiring set of quotes. No. 12 sticks out for me. We should always be thankful in whatever situation we find ourselves in. People are going through worst. We should also make the most of the situation instead of wallowing in worry and self pity

  76. I’m so blessed reading this post. The quotes are so powerful and inspiring. No 2 caught my attention “Never lose hope because the negative situation you face may turn around at any time.” Looking at our contemporary society, the main cause of frustration and depression is loss of hope. When one is faced with challenges, he/she thinks the whole world is against them, not really understanding that the darkness is temporary and meant to shape us. What an interesting, educative and informative post. Honestly am really inspired. May God almighty give us all His grace to always apply this RICH and HEALTHY post in our daily lives? Wonderful post ma May God help us to face our challenges with courage and so much wisdom.

  77. When the waiting becomes intolerable, what you’re expecting is probably about to manifest. This has happened in many cases of my life. There are times when after praying for a long time it seems as if the answers are not forthcoming and then I would almost give up wanting to ask God questions but then the thought that Good sees all keeps me going and within a twinkle of an eye the Lord answers the prayers. I’d become marvelled! God has so many things in store for us. It is the inability of Christians to wait on God that kills most of them. Waiting on God does not require anything because at the latter end you would still not be able to proffer solutions yourself; so why complain, pray and have patience mixed with faith.

    Where ever you find yourself be grateful is also another part that speaks to me directly. I say to my self sometimes- see your mates are graduates now, what are you doing here but then when I look back tears roll down my cheeks considering what I should have been grateful for. My mates are also at home, some are in the hospital, some are even dead and many other things. God has a different plan for each and every one of us so let’s not rush God but follow as he leads us!

  78. Another delightful combination of rich quotes,one which got me is the one patterning to us taking,coping and accepting different challenges as they come our way.the other exhort and talk about how deceitful and vanity is earthly or fleshy things.we all ought to utilize this quotes of wisdom as they are meant for our daily living and interaction.

  79. Thank you ma for these set of amazing quotes. They are all applicable in our lives. Number 12 stands out because it reminds us that nothing beats gratitude which we seem to lack in our society these days. Because of the constant rush and race in our country and the world in general we never really appreciate the position we are in and the beauty around us.

  80. Love this one … When the waiting becomes intolerable, what you’re expecting is probably about to manifest.
    Am a witness

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