Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Only Real Counselor

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.  ~ Immanuel Kant

By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.  ~ Confucius

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.  ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.  ~ Edith Wharton

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.  ~ Norman Cousins

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.  ~ The Talmud

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.  ~ Cicero 

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

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
  ~ Kahlil Gibran

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.  ~ Isaac D'Israeli 

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