Wisdom Quotes

May 20, 2003

in General Interest

Wisdom begins with wonder.” – Socrates It’s an appropriate quote for today.  It concludes an exciting week in France where I found myself wondering and thinking of knowledge and wisdom.  I found myself looking up a few wisdom and wonder quotes as a result.

  • One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try. Sophocles
  • Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant
  • Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplificationMartin Fischer:
  • An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. Sydney J. Harris:  
  • These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the futureVernon Cooper:  
  • The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery Anais Nin:

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