Wisdom

08/13/2011 Comments Off on Wisdom

WISDOM– knowing and can apply to life 

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“O God, give us serenity to accept what cannot be changed, courage to change what should be changed, and wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.” Reinhold Niebuhr

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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” AlbertEinstein

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“Wisdom is the sower and God the vineyard, and as man is made in the image of God, his [inner] mind is spirit and receives the seed of Wisdom.” –Phineas Parkhurt Quimby (Science of Mind, Daily Guides)

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“The greatest wisdom is listening to the guidance of the heart.” ~Kabir Helminski

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing your know nothing.” ~Socrate

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

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“Wisdom comes by disillusionment.” ~ George Santayana (Civilization’s Quotations: Life’s Ideal)

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“It’s wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

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“Question all as to their ways
and learn the secrets that they hold”
~ Ian Anderson  (Cup of Wonder)

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“There is a tendency to mistake data for wisdom, just as there has always been a tendency to confuse logic with values, intelligence with insight. Unobstructed access to facts can produce unlimited good only if it is matched by the desire and ability to find out what they mean and where they lead. Facts are terrible things if left sprawling and unattended. They are too easily regarded as evaluated certainties rather than as the rawest of raw materials crying to be processed into the texture of logic.” ~Norman Cousins values.com

“Wisdom begins in Wonder.” ~Socrates (470 BC – 399 BC)

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from Nature
becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things
soon lead to a lack of respect for humans too.” “We did not think of
the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams
with tangled growth, as ‘wild.’ …To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful
and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.” –
Luther Standing Bear, chief of the Oglala Lakota, 1905-1939

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“There was once a Lakota holy man, called Drinks Water, who dreamed what was to be….He dreamed that the four-leggeds were going back to the Earth, and that a strange race would weave a web all around the Lakotas. He said, ‘You shall live in square gray houses, in a barren land….’Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.”-Black Elk (1863-1950), holy man of the Oglala Lakota, written in 1932

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“In an eagle there is all the wisdom of the world.”
– Lame Deer, Miniconjou Lakota Timeline Plains Indians

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