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Intelligence without wisdom is fruitless and wisdom without compassion is simply not wise. --Unknown (in Untitled)

The calm of the water speaks a certain wisdom to me, and I want the feeling of that wisdom and that experience to stay. --Diane Wilson (in Unreasonable Woman)

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. --Theodore Isaac Rubin (in Leading With Kindness)

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. --Alfred Whitehead (in Promoting Peace Through Employment)

Knowledge is not the same as wisdom." "Yeah, what's the difference?" "You know how to clean a windshield, right?" "Yeah." "Wisdom is doing it. --Peaceful Warrior (in Why Wise Leaders Don't Know Too Much)

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. --Buddha (in The Three Building Blocks of Virtue)

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. --Lao Tzu (in Untitled)

Kill therefore with the sword of wisdom the doubt born of ignorance that lies in thy heart. Be one in self-harmony. Arise, great warrior, arise. --Bhagavad Gita (in Untitled)

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom. --A. de Saint Exupery (in Untitled)

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? --Jean Jacques Rousseau (in Untitled)

Wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing. The intellect can never lead one to a complete insight. One has to use one's entire being to come into contact with the truth. --Huineng (in Untitled)

A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do. --Osho (in Untitled)

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. --Gandhi's Prayer For Peace (in Untitled)

Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows. --Nisargadatta Maharaj (in Untitled)

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? --Jean Jacques Rousseau (in Janitor's Endowment)

Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? --T. S. Eliot (in Untitled)

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. --Immanuel Kant (in Monks' Brains During Meditation)

Being brittle and hard is easy; It takes courage to be kind. Being stingy and selfish comes naturally to the weak; It takes strength to be compassionate. Holding on to the self is not wisdom; It takes faith to let go. Doubts and fear are greed for benefit; It takes giving to be happy. --Rev. Heng Sure (in It Takes Giving)

Being aware of, and balanced with, the non-clarity, is just as important as being aware of and balanced with clarity -- ultimately it's not about the clarity or even the awareness, but rather just the balance with which we live the experience. Each moment can be that step in understanding and growing in the wisdom of cause and effect, and impermanence. And if we don't live in the moment, the moment lives in us. --Viral Mehta (in Moments Live in Us)

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment. --Lao Tzu (in The God Gene)

One can learn such a lot and enjoy such a lot in seventy years, and three generations is a long, long time to see human follies and acquire human wisdom. Anyone who is wise and has lived long enough to witness the changes of fashion and morals and politics through the rise and fall of three generations should be perfectly satisfied to rise from his seat and go away saying, 'It was a good show,' when the curtain falls. --Lin Yutang (in Human Follies and Human Wisdom)

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. --Keshavan Nair (in What Makes A Hero?)

Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom. --Greek Adage (in 1 Piece of Advice)

Every suffering is a seed, because suffering impels us to seek wisdom. --Bodhidharma (in Soul For Sale)

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. --Herophilus (in Grand Challenges)

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied. --Herophilus (in Nonprofit Pharmaceutical)

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. --Merry Browne (in The Price of Prejudice)

Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens. --Jimi Hendrix (in The Wisdom of Listening)

Little by little wean yourself. This is the gist of what I have to say. From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood, move to an infant drinking milk, to a child on solid food, to a searcher after wisdom, to a hunter of more invisible game. --Rumi (in Small Change, Big Difference)

Life is the only real counseler; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. --Edith Wharton (in 41 Letters To Younger Selves)

My experience with these groups is that the stronger the collective wisdom present, the stronger my sense of unique individuality -- only now it's within the context of the whole rather than separate from the whole. --Tom Callanan (in Discovering Collective Wisdom)

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. --Immanuel Kant (in South Africa's Free Science Texts)

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. --Lin Yutang (in Shared Shopping Sabbatical)

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. --Charlie Parker (in The Strings of Soweto)

The world is too small, our wisdom too limited, our time here too short, to waste any more of it in winning fleeting victories at other people’s expense. We have to now find a way to triumph together. --Bill Clinton (in Bill Clinton & My Commitment)

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. --Henri Amiel (in Secrets of the Very Very Old)

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. --Juvenal (in Strangest Sights on Earth)

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. --Greek Proverb (in A Reflection on Science and Wonder)

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. --Henry Miller (in Don't Just Stand There, Think!)

The final piece of reaching for authentic power is releasing your own to a higher form of wisdom. --Gary Zukav (in The Power Paradox)

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. --James Allen (in Stop! Calm Down! Think!)

Turn your wounds into wisdom. --Oprah Winfrey (in Tornado-Hit Town's Green Recovery)

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything. --Georg C. Lichtenberg (in The Best Advice I Ever Got)

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. --Samuel Smiles (in Listening to Failure)

It is no longer enough to be smart -- all the technological tools in the world add meaning and value only if they enhance our core values, the deepest part of our heart. Acquiring knowledge is no guarantee of practical, useful application. Wisdom implies a mature integration of appropriate knowledge, a seasoned ability to filter the inessential from the essential. --Doc Childre and Bruce Crye (in A Call To Practical Wisdom)

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. --Reinhold Niebuhr (in The Limits of Control)

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. --Walter Benjamin (in The Elder Wisdom Circle)

The interdependency of humankind, the relevance of relationship, the sacredness of creation is ancient, ancient wisdom. --Rebecca Adamson (in Synagogue a Mosque During Ramadan)

Life is a gift of nature; but beautiful living is the gift of wisdom. --Greek Adage (in 70 Words of Wisdom for 2010)

To know that you are a prisoner of your mind is the dawn of wisdom. --Nisargadatta Maharaj (in Inmates Take Yoga to Reduce Jail Sentence)


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