People On Reddit Are Sharing The Simplest, Wisest Things They’ve Ever Heard

Great wisdom can come in small sentences. It might take a lifetime to really take advice to heart, or learn for yourself why it’s true, but a memorable quote has helped direct many people through life. That’s why u/Kekmistry‘s post on r/AskReddit was so popular. Everyone has one saying they’ve heard and remembered forever because it seemed so true. The inciting question was, “What is the wisest saying you’ve ever heard?” and in response came hundreds and hundreds of wise quotes. Are Redditors actually wise as hell?

Below are some of the wisest pieces of advice you might ever get. Or maybe it’s all stuff you’ll really disagree with until you discover how right they were for yourself. That’s the thing about wise quotes: they’re just words until you live them.

But read these anyway, just in case:


You don’t need to light yourself on fire to keep others warm. —Ziograffiato


“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” —YungYaboi


The best time to plant a tree is thirty years ago. The second-best time is right now. —UltimaGabe


What can’t be helped, must be endured. -My Grandfather. —Wolfie-Rothman


The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. —sonaseele


I don’t know if it’s always wise but most of the time I think it is. Only look in another persons bowl to see if they have enough to eat. —PMFSCV


Measure twice, cut once. —chubby-knees


Never blame on malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. —FerricDonkey


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. —Zekumi (Actually, Martin Luther King Jr.)


“Real wealth is never having to spend time with a**holes.” -John Waters —monkeyfun14