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    wisdom Quotes

    Avoid the crowd, avoid mass audiences, keep your own counsel, which is the counsel of philosophy of wisdom you can acquire and make your own.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: wisdom  philosophy 
    For a thinking man is where Wisdom is at home.
    — Zoroaster
    tags: men  thinking  wisdom 
    I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: beauty  experience  age  wisdom 
    When people hear my daughter and when they know about her wisdom and maturity, they think that her father must have been sitting with her and mentoring her. They think he would have spent a lot of time in bringing her up. They think he would have constructed her.
    — Ziauddin Yousafzai
    Never accept conventional wisdom when it comes to finance. If others keep failing, why do you want to follow them?
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: wisdom 
    Challenge conventional wisdom. There is almost always a better way.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    tags: challenge  wisdom 
    If you want to nourish a bird, you should let it live any way it chooses. Creatures differ because they have different likes and dislikes. Therefore the sages never require the same ability from all creatures. . . concepts of right should be founded on what is suitable. The true saint leaves wisdom to the ants, takes a cue from the fishes, and leaves willfulness to the sheep.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: live  sage  true  right  wisdom 
    My description of wisdom has nothing to do with benevolence and righteousness, it is to do with being wise in one's own virtue, nothing more. My description of being has nothing to do with benevolence and righteousness, it is that one should be led by one's innate nature, nothing more.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: nature  virtue  wise  wisdom 
    Heaven is in everything: follow the light, hide in the cloudiness and begin in what is. Do this and your understanding will be like not understanding and your wisdom will be like not being wise. By not being wise you will become wise later.
    — Zhuangzi
    If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher?
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: self  true  wisdom 
    The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: eyes  wisdom  mind 
    True depth of understanding is wide and steady,Shallow understanding is lazy and wandering,Words of wisdom are precise and clear
    — Zhuangzi
    Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: speech  wisdom 
    The more you use soul communication, the higher level of communication you receive. The more you offer service, the higher your frequency is and the higher level of teaching you receive. Release the wisdom.
    — Zhi Gang Sha
    What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed, it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field, which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away. Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear them away, concentration and wisdom do not develop.
    — Zhang Sanfeng
    tags: impossible  wisdom 
    For people of different faiths to coexist, it's going to take maturity, wisdom, and patience. All of which come, eventually, with tolerance. And it's a process of time.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    The passion to condense from book to bookUnbroken wisdom in a single look,Though we know well that when this fix the head,The mind's immortal, but the man is dead.
    — Yvor Winters
    tags: men  immortal  wisdom  mind  book  passion 
    It is not suicide; it is martyrdom in the name of God. I consider this type of martyrdom operation as an indication of the justice of Allah almighty. Allah is just. Through his infinite wisdom, he has given the weak what the strong do not possess and that is the ability to turn their bodies into bombs as the Palestinians do.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    tags: justice  body  strong  god  wisdom 
    I have found that great people do have in common. . .an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.
    — Yousuf Karsh
    Compassion is the spontaneous wisdom of the heart. It's always with us. It always has been, and always will be. When it arises in us, we've simply learned to see how strong and safe we really are.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has a remarkable ability to present the wisdom of the Buddha's teachings in a manner that is as fresh and accessible as it is profound. With Rebel Buddha, he goes straight to the core of the spiritual path, showing how the Buddha's liberating insights transcend race, religion, and culture. This book is sure to provoke, inspire, and move us one step closer to creating a thoroughly modern approach to spirituality.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: human  emotion  wisdom 
    I have the outsider's vision, which is creating wisdom I can share with the world. The fact that I am misunderstood has always given me an added impetus to work on communication to bridge the gap.
    — Yoko Ono
    O, mighty, divinely delimited wisdom of walls, boundaries! I is perhaps the most magnificent of all inventions. Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he build the first wall. Men ceased to be a wild man only when we built the Green Wall, only when, by means of that wall, we isolated our perfect machine world from the irrational, ugly world of trees, birds, and animals.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: animals  men  world  wild  wisdom  machine 
    Providence has given human wisdom the choice between two fates: either hope and agitation, or hopelessness and calm.
    — Yevgeny Baratynsky
    tags: human  choice  wisdom  hope 
    Improvisation is not the expression of accident but rather of the accumulated yearnings, dreams and wisdom of our very soul.
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    tags: soul  wisdom  dreams 
    When you're truly connecting with wisdom, the more you learn, the more you realize the less you know.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: wisdom  learn 
    I imagine God to be like my father. My father was always the voice of certainty in my life. Certainty in the wisdom, certainty in the path, certainty always in God. For me God is certainty in everything. Certainty that everything is good and everything is God.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: god  wisdom  path  father  imagine 
    Kabbalah is all about change. It isn't about being proud of our good qualities: the wisdom is about transforming our darkness into light.
    — Yehuda Berg
    tags: darkness  wisdom 
    Even if it seems certain that you will lose, retaliate. Neither wisdom nor technique has a place in this. A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: death  men  victory  real  wisdom  dreams 
    Having only wisdom and talent is the lowest tier of usefulness.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: talent  wisdom 
    Looking comparatively at the good things, you will see that they are not excluded from wisdom, humanity and bravery.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: humanity  wisdom  bravery 
    Sincerity does not only complete the self; it is the means by which all things are completed. As the self is completed, there is human-heartedness; as things are completed, there is wisdom. This is the virtue of one's character, and the Way of joining the internal and external. Thus, when we use this, everything is correct.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: character  self  virtue  wisdom 
    During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.
    — Xi Jinping
    It isn't right to judge strength as better than good wisdom.
    — Xenophanes
    tags: right  wisdom  strength 
    ...for our wisdom is better than the strength of men or of horses. ... nor is it right to prefer strength to excellent wisdom. For if there should be in the city [any athlete whose skill] is honoured more than strength ... the city would not on that account be any better governed.
    — Xenophanes
    tags: men  right  wisdom  strength 
    Many great writers address audiences who do not exist; to address passionately and sometimes with very great wisdom people who do not exist has this advantage - that there will always be a group of people who, seeing a man shouting apparently at somebody or other, and seeing nobody else in sight, will think it is they who are being addressed.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: men  people  seeing  wisdom  advantage 
    Ive always believed the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
    — Woody Harrelson
    tags: wisdom 
    In fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals. Limits of wisdom and convenience to the public control there may be: limits of principle there are, upon strict analysis, none.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    To be free is not necessarily to be wise. Wisdom comes with counsel, with the frank and free conference of untrammeled men united in the common interest.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  wise  wisdom 
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