Some Thoughts On Wisdom From Various Authors

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.”

Eckhart Tolle

“The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.”

William Scott Downey

“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, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”

Hermann Hesse

“You may not have very much sense. But if you have enough to keep your mouth shut and look wise, it will not be long before you acquire a wide reputation as a fountain of Wisdom.”

Robert Elliott Gonzales

“Mixing one’s wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.”

Bertolt Brecht


Some Thoughts On Wisdom From Various Authors

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”

Patrick Rothfuss

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”

Lao Tzu

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”

Albert Einstein

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

Some Thoughts On Wisdom From Various Authors

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capote

“The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss.”

Jarod Kintz

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”

Paulo Coelho

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

Maya Angelou

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”

John Keats

Some Thoughts On Wisdom From Anonymous

“A man is getting on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.”

“There is only one way to acquire wisdom. But when it comes to making a fool of yourself, you have your choice of thousands of different ways.”

“A wise man will not walk down the road of success with you. He’ll simply point you in the right direction.”

“The door to wisdom swings on hinges of common sense and uncommon thoughts.”

“Wisdom is divided into two parts—having a great deal to say, and not saying it.”

Some Thoughts On Wisdom From Anonymous

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“He is a fool who cannot get angry, but he is a wise man who will not.”

“The most effective way to conceal ignorance is to listen and shake your head when asked for an opinion.”

“A wise man reflects before he speaks; a fool speaks and then reflects on what he has uttered.”

“A wise man can sometimes learn from a fool—as soon as it can be determined which is which.”

“Knowledge is knowing a fact. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that fact.”