wisdom

A Quote by Marilyn vos Savant on knowledge, wisdom, study, and observation

To acquire knowledge, one must study.To acquire wisdom one must observe.

Marilyn vos Savant (1946 -)

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on taosim, wisdom, simplicity, and presence

From the state of the Uncarved Block comes the ability to enjoy the simple and the quiet, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work, odd as that may appear to others at times. As Piglet put it in Winnie-the-Pooh, "Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right."

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on taoism, maturity, adult, children, awakening, realization, enlightenment, and wisdom

But the adult is not the highest stage of development. The end of the cycle is that of the independent, clear-minded, all-seeing Child. That is the level known as wisdom. When the Tao te Ching and other wise books say things like, "Return to the beginning; become a child again" that's what they are referring to. Why do the enlightened seem filled with light and happiness like children? Why do they sometimes even look and talk like children? Because they are. The wise are Children Who Know. Their minds have been emptied of the countless minute somethings of small learning and filled with the great wisdom of the Great Nothing, the Way of the Universe.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on belonging, tao, taoism, self, wisdom, and intuition

Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on wisdom and taosim

"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 Hoff on taoism, learning, and wisdom

The wise are not learned; the learned are not wise.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on wisdom, compassion, knowledge, and heart

Those who have no compassion have no wisdom. Knowledge, yes; cleverness, maybe; wisdom, no. A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn't really care. Wisdom does.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on advice, wisdom, and uplifting

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by John Muir on wit, wisdom, experience, suffering, and perfection

There is no estimating the wit and wisdom concealed and latent in our lower fellow mortals until made manifest by profound experiences; for it is through suffering that dogs as well as saints are developed and made perfect.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on wisdom, philosophy, greatness, children, life, sorrow, and sadness

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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