Favorite Quotations ~  Wisdom, 3 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~ Baltasar Gracián

An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them. ~ Bhagavad Gita

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. ~ Hermann Hesse

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. ~ Marcel Proust

Become aware that you already possess all the inner wisdom, strength, and creativity needed to make your dreams come true. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn't cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older. ~ Kris Kristofferson

The chief aim of wisdom is to enable one to bear with the stupidity of the ignorant. ~ Xystus I

A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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