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Quotes About Wisdom

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

C. JoyBell C.
“‎They are angry with me, because I know what I am." Said the little eagle. "How do you know that they are angry with you?" "Because, they despise me for wanting to soar, they only want me to peck at the dirt, looking for ants, with them. But I can't do that. I don't have chicken feet, I have eagle wings." "And what is so wrong with having eagle wings and no chicken feet?" Asked the old owl. "I'm not sure, that's what I'm trying to find out." "They hate you because you know that you are an eagle and they want you to think you are a chicken so that you will peck at the ground looking for ants and worms, so that you will never know that you are an eagle and always think yourself a chicken. Let them hate you, they will always be chickens, and you will always be an eagle. You must fly. You must soar." Said the old owl.”
C. JoyBell C.

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

Pope John Paul II
“Friendship, as has been said, consists in a full commitment of the will to another person with a view to that person's good.”
Pope John Paul II, Love and Responsibility

Confucius
“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?”
Confucius

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

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

Ursula K. Le Guin
“What good is power when you're too wise to use it?”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

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

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

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

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

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“But neither infinite power nor infinite wisdom could bestow godhood upon men. For that there would have to be infinite love as well.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

Khaled Hosseini
“She wished she could visit Mariam's grave, to sit with her awhile, leave a flower or two. But she sees now that it doesn't matter. Mariam is never very far.... Mariam is in her own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
“Tak ada brahmana angkuh. Mereka hanya lebih mengerti, lebih tahu daripada orang yang menganggap pengetahuan dan ilmu sebagai keangkuhan.”
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Arok Dedes

Tina Carreiro
“We all have scars, Mia; they are supposed to make you stronger, not paralyze you.” ~Cole”
Tina Carreiro, Power of the Moon

Kathleen Norris
“The Christian religion asks us to put our trust not in ideas, and certainly not in ideologies, but in a God Who was vulnerable enough to become human and die, and Who desires to be present to us in our ordinary circumstances.”
Kathleen Norris

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

Hailey Edwards
“Life after love was possible. I was proof. Loss taught you about yourself, burrowed in the dark parts of your soul and ate you from the inside out.”
Hailey Edwards

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

Abraham Lincoln
“A house divided cannot stand.”
Abraham Lincoln

Nalini Singh
“Life changes us. To wish otherwise is pointless.”
Nalini Singh, Angels of Darkness

“Childbirth is normal until proven otherwise.”
Peggy Vincent, Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

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