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Quotes About Wisdom

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Santosh Kalwar
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”
Santosh Kalwar

Sara Teasdale
“When I have ceased to break my wings
Against the faultiness of things,
And learned that compromises wait
Behind each hardly opened gate,
When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange -- my youth.”
Sara Teasdale

Jess C. Scott
“Follow your heart, Ithilnin," Albirich repeated. "Time is precious. Don't waste it living someone else's life.”
Jess C. Scott, The Darker Side of Life

“Be first the master of yourself”
Balthasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

“A Fool follows his own wisdom and makes his own mistakes but a Wise man learns from the mistakes of fools.”
― Luelle Davis

Jennifer Donnelly
“I think your vision gets better as you get older.”
Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

“The only way to heal yourself was to understand. Understand the love or the hate or the cowardice, or the impulsiveness, the lack of will of the one who hurt you--the circumstances that twisted them, the influences that warped them. And when you forgot yourself and saw the others with pitying comprehension, saw their tortured motives, a white, healing peace descended upon you. Your betrayal became an impersonal one, like a bridge giving way when you crossed it, lightning, a motor collision--you were in the way and you were damaged--that was all. It wasn't meant for you. When you understood, you were released into a new freedom and wisdom.”
Mary Schumann, Strong Enchantments

Shannon L. Alder
“My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Nature is beautiful, such beautiful must be based on beautiful facts and beautiful laws”
― Muhammad E. Osman

Fernando Pessoa
“To have opinions is to sell out to yourself. To have no opinion is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Genieve Dawkins
“The friend is a human Eden
But Eden is so easily lost
When you choose, choose wisely
Before you share, count the cost”
Genieve Dawkins, The Turmoil Within

Ibrahim Aslan
“Don't talk about love, But speak out of love cause most of the liars are only perfect of talking about nothing but passion & don't talk about justice, But speak out of justice cause most of the oppressors are only perfect of talking about nothing but rightness.”
Ibrahim Aslan
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Tsoknyi Rinpoche
“Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down.”
Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Carefree Dignity: Discourses on Training in the Nature of Mind

“No one is ever going to give you something that they're too afraid to even claim for themselves. People don't know themselves, so they don't like to see other people figure it out and live their lives in ways that they themselves cannot. So they try to box you in, and limit you, so they don't feel inadequate. But you don't need their approval- the only person who ever, ever limits you is yourself.”
Danielle Jordan

Henry David Thoreau
“I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that it is very malleable, but not so malleable as wit. A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.”
Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle

Mark Twain
“Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove!”
Mark Twain
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“No one, from pontiffs to professors, has a monopoly on the truth. In the end, we are all just travelers--not scientists or mystics or any one brand of thinker. By nature, we are scientists and mystics, reductionists and holists, left-brained and right-brained, mixed up creatures trying to catch an occasional glimpse of the truth. The best we can do is to be tolerant of both sides of our nature--knowing that these reflect the twin aspect of the universe--and learn from whatever wisdom is offered.”
David Darling, Soul Search: A Scientist Explores the Afterlife

Donna Woolfolk Cross
“Who was to know what went on in a person's heart? A wise woman kept her own counsel.”
Donna Woolfolk Cross, Pope Joan
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Dick Francis
“one should never assume anything”
Dick Francis, Crossfire

Toba Beta
“Right now, just speak gently your words of wisdom to the youngsters.
Sooner or later, those words will arrive at the right place in their hearts.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Kristina McMorris
“The line between him and the enemy had simultaneously blurred and solidified. Somehow, while perhaps it shouldn't have, this thought provided a strange sense of peace.”
Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

“Such Excessive Preoccupation With The Faults Of Others Only Manages To Bring The Spotlight To Shine Bright On Whatever It Is You May Have Hiding Behind All Your Self Perceived Glory.”
Marcie Leeper

“Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you wisdom unless you first empty your cup?”
Nyogen Senzaki
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Saul Bellow
“The old continued to have one resurgence of foolishness after another, until the organism gave out altogether.”
Saul Bellow

“The brillant person who does not take heed is the same as the ignorant who does not know.”
Debra E. Johnson

“A wise man talks only when it is necessary; for talking takes time away from thinking”
― Ratshisindi
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
“all brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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François-René de Chateaubriand
“Le passé et le présent sont deux statues incomplètes: l'une a été retirée toute mutilée du débris des âges, l'autre n'a pas encore reçu sa perfection de l'avenir.”
François-René de Chateaubriand, René

Susan Wiggs
“Insults sting but a little when they stem from a man's ignorance.”
Susan Wiggs, At the King's Command
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