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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)

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

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)

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

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)

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. --Socrates (in Wonder: The Most Human of Emotions)

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

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. --Socrates (in Wonder: When & Why The World Appears Radiant)

Wisdom begins in wonder. --Socrates (in Can Science Help You Become Wise?)

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

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

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. --Juvenal (in Intelligence That Transcends the GRE)

Silence is a fence around wisdom. --German Proverb (in Shhh! Quiet People at Work)

Turn your wounds into wisdom. --Oprah Winfrey (in Using Soccer to Turn it Around)

Patience is the companion of wisdom. --St. Augustine (in Why Patience Pays Off)

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. --Socrates (in How To Think Like A Wise Person )

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

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

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)

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

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)

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. --Thomas Jefferson (in Family Finds $45K -- And Returns It)

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. --Charles Dickens (in Love is the Answer)

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. --William James (in Helpful Tips For Your Inner Critic)

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. --Francis Bacon (in No Better Place to Meet Yourself)

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
(in The Seed Wheel Turns)

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

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 (in Life Lessons From An Ice-Cream Excursion )

The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. --Lin Yutang (in An Academic Sparks Giving to Charity)

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. --Phyllis Theroux (in Life is 'Baeutiful')

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in The Learning Curve of Gratitude)

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. --Khalil Gibran (in A 5-Year-Old's Reflection On Life & Death)

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. --Proust (in The Winter Pilgrim)

Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom. --John Mark Green (in Three Stories of Healing and Transformation)

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

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

To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love. --Unknown (in The 12-year-old Headmistress)

Life offers its wisdom generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in The Literary Physician & How Stories Heal)

Facts bring us to knowledge, but stories lead to wisdom. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in Brian Conroy: The Art of Storytelling)

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. --Ansel Adams (in A Manifesto for Living)

We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors wisdom. --Maya Angelou (in Burned Pages Don't Lie: A Genealogy Search)

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)

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 Frederic Amiel (in Advice from 100-Year-Olds)

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

Wisdom demands a new orientation of science and technology toward the organic, the gentle, the elegant and beautiful. --E.F. Schumacher (in Finding Right Livelihood)

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)

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)

You are a deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was. --Anthon St. Maarten (in Seth Godin: On the Art of Noticing & Creating)

Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action. --Krista Tippett (in The Mystery and Art of Living)

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