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Look up -wise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Look up sophont in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi. The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
Edward Young. The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true. All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun. Franz Grillparzer Click to tweet. Talent is like the marksman who hits a target which others cannot reach; genius is like the marksman who hits a target… which others cannot even see.
Arthur Schopenhauer. Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them. Gabriel Marcel. Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.
What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away. Henry Ward Beecher. Michel de Montaigne. The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable. Radhanath Swami. Innocence dwells with wisdom, but never with ignorance. William Blake wikiquote.
If you have the insight of non-self, if you have the insight of impermanence, you should make that insight into a concentration that you keep alive throughout the day. Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering. Thich Nhat Hanh. It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. Walter Lippmann. The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner. Who is wise in love, love most, say least. Alfred Lord Tennyson Click to tweet. Amy Grant. In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams. Putting is like wisdom — partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience. Arnold Palmer. Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Francis of Assisi Click to tweet. If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit. Charles Stanley. Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty. As a corollary to that proposition which is very important, it means that you are hooked for lifetime learning. And without lifetime learning, you people are not going to do very well.
You are not going to get very far in life based on what you already know. Charlie Munger. The good and the wise lead quiet lives. Euripides See also: Living the Simple Life , zenhabits. It is necessary to take what is common as our guide; however, though this logic is universal, the many live as if each individual has his own private wisdom.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love. The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov. Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe. Josh Billings. Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents. Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life — in a firmness of mind and mastery of appetite.
It teaches us to do as well as talk; and to make our actions and words all of a color. The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying. Norman Douglas. Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Click to tweet. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. Charles Caleb Colton. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.
Reinhold Niebuhr. The wise are cheerful and content with their lot in life. We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. Tina Turner. Let us be silent, content in our little corner, meek and gentle like them. That is the wisdom of life. Somerset Maugham. Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet. Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury — to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
Albert Einstein. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. Isaac Newton Click to tweet. To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
Henry David Thoreau. As you simplify your life, the laws of the Universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude , poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom. Jose Bergamin Click to tweet. Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do. Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control.
Martin Luther King Jr. If we believe in a God at all, we must surely ascribe to him perfection of wisdom and perfection of goodness; we are then forced to conceive of Him — however strange it may sound to those who believe, not only without seeing but also without thinking — as without will, because He must always necessarily pursue the course which is wisest and best. Annie Besant. The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
Frederick William Robertson. God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. Joseph Barber Lightfoot. Joseph Prince. The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. Joseph Smith Jr. The just man loves God for nothing, neither for this nor for that, and if God gave him wisdom or anything else he had to give, except himself, the just man would not look at it, nor would it be to his taste; for he wants nothing, seeks nothing, and has no reason for doing anything.
Meister Eckhart. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Your task is to build a better world, God said. I answered, How? But God in all His wisdom said, just build a better you. The harder you ask for something, and work for it, the better your chances of getting it.
The question is, are you working hard and asking for it? A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. Aristophanes Click to tweet. The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. Benjamin Disraeli.
Learning happens at the edge of your ability. Endurance builds at the edge of your stamina. Breakthrough comes at the edge of your patience. Anything worthwhile is found on the edge. Johnny Uzan.
Uncertainty is the root of all progress and all growth. We cannot learn anything without first not knowing something.
Mark Manson. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; Skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. David Starr Jordan. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man.
Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.
Bertrand Russell. Wisdom is not words written in some book. Wisdom is a costly acquisition. It is iterated learning from years of experience. TheAncientSage See also: book quotes. Wisdom is achieved by keeping an open mind and a closed mouth. Ignorance is exposed by having an open mouth and a closed mind. Jim Stovall. The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything.
The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything. Milan Kundera. There is no knowledge, no light, no wisdom that you are in possession of, but what you have received it from some source. Brigham Young. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool.
But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. Charles Spurgeon. There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking — and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones. Daniel Dae Kim. Herbie Hancock. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
An educator is not merely a giver of information; he is one who points the way to wisdom, to truth. Truth is far more important than the teacher. The search for truth is religion, and truth is of no country, of no creed, it is not to be found in any temple, church or mosque. Without the search for truth, society soon decays. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Nikki Giovanni Click to tweet. A monarchy conducted with infinite wisdom and infinite benevolence is the most perfect of all possible governments. Ezra Stiles. I learned some valuable lessons about the legislative process, the importance of bipartisan cooperation and the wisdom of taking small steps to get a big job done.
Hillary Clinton. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
Jimmy Carter. History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom. Daisaku Ikeda. The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth.
Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society. What if, for starters, instead of constantly trying to prove how much smarter we are than others, we look for the intelligence in what others do. Neil Strauss twitter. We learned in World War II that no single nation holds a monopoly on wisdom, morality or right to power, but that we must fight for the weak and promote democracy. Joe Baca. I look forward to a great future for America — a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
John F. In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action. Louis D. I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas Click to tweet. To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal. Augustine of Hippo. Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. Elbert Hubbard.
Patience is the companion of wisdom. Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. Felix Frankfurter. I mean seriously. This was one of the best articles I have ever read. Pearls of wisdom in their purest form. I tremendously enjoyed reading this piece of yours, Steve. Just marvelous. Keep up the good work. This is so inspiring.
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