Wisdom: (common sense...sage...enlightenment... )

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Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. --- Earl Of Chesterfield 1694

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Be with wise men and become wise. --- Proverbs 13:20

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Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is th beginning of

wisdom. --- Bertrand Russell 1872

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the

wisdom to know the difference. --- Serenity Prayer

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He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise. --- Lao-Tze 604BC

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I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. --- Abraham Lincoln 1809

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In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fouth practicing, the

fifth -- teaching others. --- Ibn Gabirol 1020C

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It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try

something. --- Franklin D Roosevelt 1882

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It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. --- Oliver Wendell Holmes

1841

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Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. --- Theodore

Isaac Rubin

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

is true power. --- Lao-Tzu 604BC

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Knowledge comes, but wisdom stays. --- Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809

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Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the

success and wisdom of the future. --- Tyron Edwards 1809

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Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to

read… it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh… it

is the music of the soul. Take time to give… it is too short a day to be selfish. --- Anon xxxx

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The highest wisdom is loving kindness. --- Talmud

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The reward of all action is to be found in enlightenment. (Hindu Text) --- Bhagavad-Gita

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To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be

worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars

and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.

In a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my

symphony. --- William Ellery Channing 1780

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We lead first by example! Everything we say or do sends a message, sets a tone, or teaches people what to do

or what not to do. ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

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We thought because we had power, we had wisdom. --- Stephen Vincent Benet 1898

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What wisdom can find that is greater than kindness? --- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look

forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. ---

Hugh White

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Wisdom begins with sacrifice of immediate pleasures for long-range purposes. --- Louis Finkelstein

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Without winter, there can be no spring. Without mistakes, there can be no learning. Without doubts, there can be

no faith. Without fears, there can be no courage. My mistakes, my fears and my doubts are my path to wisdom,

faith, and courage. --- Anon xxxx

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