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Wednesday, November 6, 2013


“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” 
Isaac Asimov  

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” 

Aristotle, Metaphysics

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” 

― Confucius 

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness.” 
Kahlil Gibran

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” 
Law Tzu,Tao Te  Ching

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” 

Albert Einstein 

“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” 

Leo Buscaglia

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” 

Maya Angelou

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” 


“People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.” 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau 

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” 

William Blake,The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” 

Marcel Proust

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” 
Baltasar Gracian,The Art of Worldly Wisdom

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” 

Galileo Galilei

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.” 

C.G. Jung 

“To be evenminded is the greatest virtue.Wisdom is to speak the truth and act in keeping with its nature.” 


“Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.” 
― Michel de Montaigne,The Complete Essays 

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