Quotes — Wisdom (14 entries)

Blunders of the World

The Seven Blunders of the World:
1. Wealth without work
2. Pleasure without conscience
3. Knowledge without character
4. Commerce without morality
5. Science without humanity
6. Worship without sacrifice
7. Politics without principle

— Mohandas Gandhi

« πλ | 9 Nov 2006 »

Define enlightenment…

If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is.

— Wayne Dyer [via]

« πλ | 6 Jun 2006 »

Maturity begins to grow…

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.

— John MacNaughton

« πλ | 29 Sep 2006 »

No one can understand life if…

No one can understand life if he is ungrateful for it.

— Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering

« πλ | 27 Jan 2006 »

Road to wisdom…

The road to wisdom? — Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err, and err, and err again, but less, and less, and less.

— Piet Hein [via]

« πλ | 16 May 2006 »

Silence is…

Silence is wisdom’s best reply.

— Euripedes

« πλ | 21 Nov 2006 »

The best way to find things out is…

The best way to find things out is not to ask questions at all. If you fire off a question, it is like firing off a gun—bang, it goes, and everything takes flight and runs for shelter. But if you sit quite still and pretend not to be looking, all the little facts will come and peck around your feet, situations will venture forth from thickets, and intentions will creep out and sun themselves on a stone; and if you are very patient, you will see and understand a great deal more than a man with a gun does.

— Elspeth Huxley [via]

« πλ | 28 Oct 2006 »

The foolish reject…

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see.

— Huang Po [via]

« πλ | 2 Sep 2006 »

The foolish reject…

The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see.

— Huang Po [via]

« πλ | 7 Oct 2006 »

The heart has its reasons…

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

— Blaise Pascal

« πλ | 12 Nov 2005 »

Wisdom is not communicable…

Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish. …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.

— Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

« πλ | 10 Oct 2005 »

Wisdom is ofttimes…

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop, than when we soar.

— William Wordsworth [via]

« πλ | 13 Dec 2005 »

Wisdom which does not…

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

— Kahlil Gibran

« πλ | 26 Sep 2006 »

Words do not express…

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.

— Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

« πλ | 11 Oct 2005 »