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Quotes About Wisdom

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Homer
“Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born.”
Homer, The Iliad

George Orwell
“Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on--that is, badly.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm

Amit Ray
“Have love for your inner Self and everything else is done for you.”
Amit Ray

Terry Pratchett
“And, as always happens, and happens far too soon, the strange and wonderful becomes a memory and a memory becomes a dream. Tomorrow it's gone.”
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith (Discworld, #35)

Aberjhani
“Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

W. Somerset Maugham
“What do we any of us have but our illusions? And what do we ask of others but that we be allowed to keep them?”
W. Somerset Maugham

Tiffany Madison
“Women's liberation is one thing, but the permeation of anti-male sentiment in post-modern popular culture - from our mocking sitcom plots to degrading commercial story lines - stands testament to the ignorance of society. Fair or not, as the lead gender that never requested such a role, the historical male reputation is quite balanced.

For all of their perceived wrongs, over centuries they've moved entire civilizations forward, nurtured the human quest for discovery and industry, and led humankind from inconvenient darkness to convenient modernity. Navigating the chessboard that is human existence is quite a feat, yet one rarely acknowledged in modern academia or media. And yet for those monumental achievements, I love and admire the balanced creation that is man for all his strengths and weaknesses, his gifts and his curses. I would venture to say that most wise women do.”
Tiffany Madison

Rumi
“Knowledge that is acquired
is not like this. Those who have it worry if
audiences like it or not.
It's a bait for popularity.
Disputational knowing wants customers.
It has no soul...
The only real customer is God.
Chew quietly
your sweet sugarcane God-Love, and stay
playfully childish.”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Dale Carnegie
“If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent's good will.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Wayne W. Dyer
“Your teacher might be a child who takes you by the hand and asks you a question that you hadn't considered before, and your answer to the child is your answer to yourself.”
Wayne W. Dyer

Isaiah Berlin
“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”
Isaiah Berlin

Ricardo Reis
“Para ser grande, sê inteiro: nada
Teu exagera ou exclui.
Sê todo em cada coisa. Põe quanto és
No mínimo que fazes.
Assim em cada coisa a Lua toda
Brilha, porque alta vive.”
Ricardo Reis

Wayne W. Dyer
“You must become the producer, director and actor in the unfolding story of your life.”
Wayne W. Dyer

Greg Hamerton
“Those who try to juggle wisdom, power and greed, drop one of the balls, every time.”
—Zarost”
Greg Hamerton, The Riddler's Gift

L.J. Smith
“That was courage, Keller thought. Not doing something without being afraid, but doing something even though you were afraid.”
L.J. Smith, Witchlight

“The most important thing in life is to dare. The most complicated thing in life is to be afraid. The smartest thing in the world is to try to be a moral person.”
Shimon Peres

Christopher Hitchens
“Hardest of all, as one becomes older, is to accept that sapient remarks can be drawn from the most unwelcome or seemingly improbable sources, and that the apparently more trustworthy sources can lead one astray.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Paul Auster
“it's a rare day when she speaks in anything but platitudes--all those exhausted phrases and hand-me-down ideas that cram the dump sites of contemporary wisdom”
Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

Pablo
“Reading all the quotes in the world won’t make you or me into Plato, Gandhi Or Einstein, just like watching hundreds games of soccer won’t make you a soccer player or taking a yoga class will make u a yogini, or reading a golf book will make you a golfer. We need to put the Knowledge to practice and that is the challenge. Put it to work for you, make the effort to Follow Through”
Pablo

Henry David Thoreau
“Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them. ”
Henry David Thoreau

“All those years I thought that it was power that brought responsibility. It's not. I was wrong.

It's responsibility that brings power. It's knowing what needs to be done that brings strength. And courage.”
Peter Parker

“For this is Wisdom; to love, to live
To take what fate, or the Gods may give.
To ask no question, to make no prayer,
To kiss the lips and caress the hair,
Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow
To have, -to hold -and -in time, -let go!”
Laurence Hope

Benny Bellamacina
“Cheapen words and they'll cheapen you”
Benny Bellamacina

Scott Hahn
“As we grow detached from things, we come (with God's help) to master our desires, and we give the mastery over to God. Discipline and divine grace heal the intellect and the will of the effects of concupiscence. We can begin to see things clearly.”
Scott Hahn, Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession

Pope John Paul II
“In suffocating the voice of conscience, passion carries with itself a restlessness of the body and the senses: it is the restlessness of the "external man." When the internal man has been reduced to silence, then passion, once it has been given freedom of action, so to speak, exhibits itself as an insistent tendency to satisfy the senses and the body.”
Pope John Paul II, Blessed Are the Pure of Heart: Catechesis on the Sermon on the Mount and Writings of St. Paul

Amit Kalantri
“When you are lonely for a while don't get restless, if you had born alone, you are going to die alone then for sometime you can certainly live alone.”
Amit Kalantri

Christine de Pizan
“Women particularly should concern themselves with peace because men by nature are more foolhardy and headstrong, and their overwhelming desire to avenge themselves prevents them from foreseeing the resulting dangers and terrors of war. But woman by nature is more gentle and circumspect. Therefore, if she has sufficient will and wisdom she can provide the best possible means to pacify man.”
Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies

Wayne W. Dyer
“Remember, purpose is about giving...All you can do with your life is to give it away in the service of others.”
Wayne W. Dyer
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“Childbirth is normal until proven otherwise.”
Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

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