Wednesday, September 26, 2012

If You Would Be Wise--Quotes and Images

“He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.”- Lao Tze
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”- Mohandas K. Gandhi
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”-Albert Einstein
***Mount Mansfield, image by my brother, photographer and artist John Churchman. For more on his work visit:
“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.”-Sophocles
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”- Robert Green Ingersoll
“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”-Walter Lippman
“Wisdom is a sacred communion.”-Victor Hugo
“Wisdom begins in wonder.”-Socrates
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”- Lin Yutang
“Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?”-Friedrich Nietzsche
“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”- Alex Noble
“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian
“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.”-Thomas Jefferson
“The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.”-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”-Michael Gerber
“Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.”- George Burns
“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”-Sandara Carey
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”- George Bernard Shaw
“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”- Confucius
“Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes.” -Dr. James Dobson
“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”-Nathaniel Hawthorne
“The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.” -Oscar Wilde
***Apart from the image by my brother, John Churchman, the remainder of the images are royalty free.

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