Wisdom Quotes

To create a little flower is the labour of ages

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
little flower in palm of hand

If others had not been foolish, we should be so.
The soul of sweet delight can never be defil’d.
When thou seest an Eagle, thou seest a portion of Genius; lift up thy head!
As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys…

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An education consists in “getting wise” in the rawest and hardest boiled sense

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

This active, instant and present awareness is NOT handed out in colleges and by the system of public and/ or popular education. In this domain the individual will remain, individualism wll remain, without any theoretical and ideological bulwarks. A man will continue to gain or lose…

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Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom

Siddhartha said: “Yes, I have had thoughts and knowledge here and there. Sometimes, for an hour or a day, I have become aware of knowledge, just as one feels life in one’s heart. I have had many thoughts, but it would be difficult…”

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These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men

Saturday, January 16th, 2010
zoroastrian temple

not one has been omitted; and each has answered them, according to his ability, by his words and his life. Moreover, with wisdom we shall learn liberality. The solitary hired man on a farm in the outskirts of Concord, who has had his second birth and peculiar…

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kisses are a far better fate than wisdom

Friday, October 30th, 2009
crazy purple flowers

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you…

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A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn’t really care. Wisdom does.

Sunday, August 16th, 2009
woman and a framed Habitat for Humanity house

It’s rather significant, we think, that those who have no compassion have no wisdom. Knowledge, yes; cleverness, maybe; wisdom, no. A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn’t really care. Wisdom does. We also consider it significant that cor, the Latin word for “heart,” is the basis for the word courage.

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Scholars need to go outside and sniff around – walk through the grass, talk to animals.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
chicks in the grass

But sometimes the knowledge of the scholar is a bit hard to understand because it doesn’t seem to match up with our own experience of things. In other words, Knowledge and Experience do not necessarily speak the same language. But isn’t the knowledge that comes from experience more valuable than the knowledge that doesn’t?

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The wise know their limitations; the foolish do not.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

But if you ignore What’s There and try to lift someone’s car out of a ditch, what sort of conditions will you be in after a while? And even if you have more muscle than anyone alive, you still can’t push over a freight train. The wise know their limitations; the foolish do not.

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