wisdom

A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on wisdom, wonder, and taoism

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet . Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said. "What's that?" the Unbeliever asked. "Wisdom from the Western Taoist,"I said. "It sounds like something from Winnie-the-Pooh ," he said. "It is," I said. "That's not about Taoism," he said. "Oh, yes it is," I said."

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on wisdom

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The doors of wisdom are never shut.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Poor Richard’s Almanac

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on earth, interest, men, privacy, time, wisdom, and world

It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth,

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on control, freedom, liberty, nations, speech, suffering, thought, and wisdom

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech; which is the right of every man as far as by it he does not hurt or control the right of another; and this is the only check it ought to suffer and the only bounds it ought to know. . . . Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to traitors.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on courage, neighbors, wisdom, and world

The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on experience, quotations, and wisdom

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Ben Joseph Akiba on giving, god, and wisdom

Like a twisted olive tree in its 500th year, giving then its finest fruit, is man. How can he give forth wisdom until he has been crushed and turned in the Hand of God.

Ben Joseph Akiba (50 - 132 AD)

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A Quote by Barbara De Angelis, PhD on slavery and wisdom

A wise word is more rare than the green emerald, and one can find the word of wisdom even amongst the slave girls making grain.

Barbara De Angelis

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A Quote by Baltasar Gracian on courage and wisdom

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Baltasar Gracian (1601 - 1658)

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A Quote by Austin Farrar on charity, common sense, death, fanaticism, kindness, knowledge, life, peace, power, religion, virtue, and wisdom

'Knowledge, without common sense,' says Lee, is 'folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death.' But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

Austin Farrar

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