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Gain Wisdom Quotes


"We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure." - Leo Buscaglia

"We gain no wisdom by imposing our way on others." - James Lee Burke

"You gain wisdom and you don't make the same mistakes." - Rick Heinrichs

"No person's gain in wisdom is diminished by anyone else's gain." - Charles A. Reich

"In my youth I studied for ostentation; later, a little to gain wisdom; now, for recreation; never for gain." - Michel De Montaigne

"In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life." - Oliver Sacks

"Inner wisdom is more important than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain" - Oprah Winfrey

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul Wisdom is better than silver and gold." - Bob Marley

"Inner wisdom is more important than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain." - Oprah Winfrey

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold." - Bob Marley

"There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain." - Plato

"There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity." - Kenny Rogers

"Wisdom, in the world of enlightenment, is not gained through conversation. Wisdom and enlightenment is something that you gain by making the mind still." - Frederick Lenz

"Wisdom comes from disillusionment." - George Santayana

"It only take a few minutes of meditation to directly realize we are a river of sensations, feelings, thoughts, perceptions. How can we navigate this evanescent river of life wisely? With mindful awareness and love it becomes clear. You can fight against the river of change, or use its wisdom to teach you how to graciously move and create and flow with the full measure of joy and sorrow, gain and loss, praise and blame that make up every human incarnation." - Jack Kornfield

"Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom." - Albert Einstein

"A generous person may not have wisdom: but, unlike others, he has the means to gain it." - Idries Shah

"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." - Robert Kennedy

"We gain internal freedom through external actions." - Ram Dass

"There's nothing good about getting older-absolutely nothing-because the amount of wisdom and experience you gain is negligible compared to what you lose. You do gain a couple of things-you gain a little bittersweet and sour wisdom from your heartbreaks and failures and things-but what you lose is so catastrophic in every way." - Woody Allen

"The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much." - Francis Beaumont

"Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature." - Paul Ricoeur

"Wisdom comes only with innocence." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." - Jimi Hendrix

"... no wisdom that [my kitten] may gain by experience and reflection hereafter will compensate for the loss of her present hilarity." - William Cowper

"It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty." - Dalai Lama

"It must be the ultimate punishment, don't you think, to finally gain wisdom, only to realize that the consequences of your actions are irrevocable?" - Lisa Unger

"Raise the roof, that I might see the stars To gain wisdom, to see things for what they are Please, I need proof" - Barry Privett

"As whole caravans may light their lamps from one candle without exhausting it, so myriads of tribes may gain wisdom from the great Book without impoverishing it." - Simeon ben Azzai

"We see an enlightened teacher to gain a sense of humor, to learn balance and proportion and of course to learn wisdom." - Frederick Lenz

"Without balance and wisdom, power becomes very destructive. It creates unhappiness and not happiness. To simply see a teacher to gain power is a mistake." - Frederick Lenz

"We have much wisdom to gain by learning to understand other people's cultures and permitting ourselves to accept that there is more than one version of reality." - Louis Menand

"My businesses are usually built around challenging conventional wisdom, so I tend to gain by taking the other side. It's been very profitable and entertaining for me" - Mark Cuban

"I hope there's a life after life - and maybe I can even come back again and get on another train, and ride and gain some more wisdom." - George Jung

"True wisdom is to see and understand your relationship with the universe. When you gain that relational knowledge, then you are wise." - Frederick Lenz

"Unlock the power of the will. Learn balance and gain the knowledge and wisdom necessary to guide those powers, to succeed in sports and athletics." - Frederick Lenz

"When you find errors in conventional wisdom-when everyone says A and A is not true-you gain competitive advantage. Only a few times do you have to find errors in conventional wisdom to make a living." - Larry Ellison

"I think in most jobs, you get better as you get older. You gain experience, you gain knowledge." - Kristin Scott Thomas

"Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning, and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom." - Bergen Evans

"Wisdom at times is found in folly." - Horace

"There is no wisdom without love." - Nilakanta Sri Ram

"Wisdom can only come through honest introspection." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom." - Boyle Roche

"Kisses are a better fate than wisdom." - E E Cummings

"Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom." - Bodhidharma

"Insignificant, is the loss of relatives, wealth and fame; The loss of wisdom is the greatest loss. Insignificant, is the increase of relatives, wealth and fame; The increase of wisdom is the highest gain. Therefore, you should train yourselves thus: "We will grow in the increase of wisdom" Thus you should train yourselves." - Gautama Buddha

"Intellect is not wisdom one must understand. They're two things - wisdom and intellect." - Nirmala Srivastava

"What is the wisdom of a book compared with the wisdom of an angel?" - Friedrich Holderlin

"It is in Zen practice that you gain power, balance and wisdom. The battles that you fight are within your own mind. That is where the real victories and defeats are." - Frederick Lenz

"Just the idea that you are religious doesn't help at all. It does not help you; it does not help others. In order to really help others, you need to gain knowledge-wisdom." - Thubten Yeshe

"I don't put myself above anyone, and I have as many shortcomings as any non-believer. I just choose to turn to a higher power to help me gain wisdom and, I hope, improve over time." - Van Jones

"The events that occur in my life are workout situations. They are there for my benefit so I can become strong and gain wisdom and information by working my way through those situations." - Chris Prentiss

"Aristotle once said that wisdom (the ability to make good decisions) is a combination of experience plus reflection. The more time that you take to think about your experiences, the more vital lessons you will gain from them." - Brian Tracy

"I do think it's dangerous when you are overly secularizing, and sometimes you get very smart, and sometimes [you] gain a lot of smarts, but you lose a lot of wisdom." - Van Jones

"Various studies indicate that with age people gain more wisdom about life and are somehow happier than younger people. This is especially true if, as we age, we learn how to become more generous, altruistic, and peaceful." - Matthieu Ricard

"In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone." - Gertrude Jekyll

"The way we gain wisdom in meditation is not by explanation. If you go into the planes of light, you will come out of the meditation knowing things ... things that are inexpressible." - Frederick Lenz

"When you meditate and still your mind, you will gain the wisdom of knowing things in this world, in other worlds and beyond worlds - it just comes to you." - Frederick Lenz

"In Zen you practice zazen, mindfulness and other forms of introspection to find out who you are and what you want, to balance your spirit, develop willpower, increase your sense of humor and gain wisdom." - Frederick Lenz

"Every joy is gain And gain is gain, however small." - Robert Browning

"And gain is gain, however small." - Robert Browning

"To gain freedom is to gain simplicity." - Joan Miro

"You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way." - Anthony Eden

"Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few." - Jonathan Swift

"REAL Peace is always unshakable... 'Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss'" - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson

"Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference." - Lindsey Stirling

"Gain knowledge. It's valuable." - Daniel Norris

"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning." - Erwin Rommel

"Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty." - Will Durant

"The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds - success." - Edmund Burke

"[So] Mingle some brief folly with your wisdom." - Horace

"True wisdom consists of tracing effects to their causes." - Oliver Goldsmith

"As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely." - Madame De Stael

"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment." - Laozi

"He's a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom." - Benjamin Franklin

"If there is no wisdom, rationality can be very dangerous." - Nirmala Srivastava

"One has to practice wisdom through living in the present." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The difference between neurosis and wisdom is struggle." - Natalie Goldberg

"Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery." - Thomas W. Moore

"We get very little wisdom from success, you know." - William Saroyan

"Strength, courage &'s been inside of me all along..." - India.Arie

"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight." - Horace

"A sweet content Passing all wisdom or its fairest flower." - Richard Henry Horne

"What is strength without a double share of wisdom?" - John Milton

"The beginning of wisdom is to desire it." - Solomon Ibn Gabirol

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson

"I have no wisdom to share on dating." - Rachel Dratch

"In order to have wisdom we must have ignorance." - Theodore Dreiser

"Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not." - Laurence Sterne

"Wisdom may best arise from a humbling reality." - Michael Leunig

"It's received wisdom that the English are uniquely child-unfriendly." - Julie Burchill

"The wisdom is your glory. By wisdom you will be fair to yourself and fair to others." - Nirmala Srivastava

"In meditation you withdraw from others and focus your attention inside to gain purity of mind and wisdom energy. Then you must become extroverted and use this energy. When you take a long jump, you must first take some steps backward. Then you run, and make the jump. Like this, you first withdraw, observe yourself, develop clarity and unlock the wisdom. Then you make a long jump into society, to serve society. These two steps cannot be separated." - S. N. Goenka

"In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and whats behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand." - Trent Reznor

"India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age" - Jawaharlal Nehru

"A prudent silence will frequently be taken for wisdom and a sentence or two cautiously thrown in will sometimes gain the palm of knowledge, while a man well informed but indiscreet and unreserved will not uncommonly talk himself out of all consideration and weight. (Alexander Hamilton's 'thesis on discretion' written to his son James shortly before his fatal duel with Burr.)" - Ron Chernow

"We, or at least I, can have no conception of human life and human thought in a hundred years or fifty years. Perhaps my greatest wisdom is the knowledge that I do not know. The sad ones are those who waste their energy in trying to hold it back, for thy can only feel bitterness in loss and no joy in gain." - John Steinbeck

"Each time we deny our female functions, each time we deviate from our bodies' natural path, we move father away from out feminine roots. Our female bodies need us now more than ever, and we too need the wisdom, the wildness, the passion, the joy, the vitality and the authenticity that we can gain through this most intimate of reconciliations." - Sarah J. Buckley

"I love being my age. I love getting older. What you lose in looks, you gain in wisdom. I might not be as physically beautiful on the outside today, but I'm much more beautiful on the inside. True beauty comes from inside..." - Delvene Delaney

"To proportion the eagerness of contest to its importance seems too hard a task for human wisdom. The pride of wit has kept ages busy in the discussion of useless questions, and the pride of power has destroyed armies, to gain or to keep unprofitable possessions." - Samuel Johnson

"When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present." - Dalai Lama

"I think [aging] has nothing to recommend it. You don't gain any wisdom as the years go by. You fall apart, is what happens. People try and put a nice varnish on it, and say, well, you mellow. You come to understand life and accept things. But you'd trade all of that for being 35 again." - Woody Allen

"I think it's nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It's a fair exchange." - Cherie Lunghi

"In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what's behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand." - Trent Reznor

"A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin's face. 'There are those,' he said gently, 'who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who reach the end do more than gain wisdom. As rough wool becomes cloth, and crude clay a vessel, so do they change and fashion wisdom for others, and what they give back is greater than what they won." - Lloyd Alexander

"Some lose yet gain, others gain and yet lose" - Laozi

"We have to move from the unbridled pursuit of self-gain at the expense of others to recovering appreciation for what we gain by caring and sharing with one another." - Gail Sheehy

"Do not gain basely; base gain is equal to ruin." - Hesiod

"O Love! for Sylvia let me gain the prize, And make my tongue victorious as her eyes." - Alexander Pope

"Show yourself a Christian by suffering without murmuring. In patience possess your soul - they lose nothing who gain Christ." - Samuel Rutherford

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we cannot cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?" - Thomas Merton

"The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain." - Thomas Jefferson

"The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life." - Dalai Lama

"It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it." - Jack Nicklaus

"When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called temporising ground." - Sun Tzu

"Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm" - Sun Tzu

"If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be." - Bill Shankly

"Expectation is contentment - Gain satiety." - Emily Dickinson

"There's no gain, without pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Hope of gain lessens pain." - Benjamin Franklin

"Gaining trust is not difficult for me. I needed to gain the trust of the North Korean supervisors." - Werner Herzog

"What terrorists gain, novelists lose." - Don Delillo

"What's to gain by silence?" - Ursula K Le Guin

"Unwanted favours gain no gratitude." - Sophocles

"I suppose I am one of those lucky people who eats what they like and doesn't gain too much weight." - Tamsin Egerton

"The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society." - Pamela Anderson

"I don't have the same access or time to gain access to music the way I used to." - Liz Phair

"Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it." - Hermann Hesse

"Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one." - Epictetus

"All wisdom is not new wisdom." - Winston Churchill

"Those, however, who saw that one cannot attain wisdom and perennial intellectual life, unless it be given through the gift of grace, and that the goodness of the Almighty God is so great that He hears those who invoke His name, and they gain salvation, became humble, acknowledging that they are ignorant, and directed their life as the life of one desiring eternal wisdom. And that is the life of the virtuous, who proceed in the desire for the other life, which is commended by the saints." - Nicholas of Cusa

"In a sense, knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows: for details are swallowed up in principles." - Alfred North Whitehead

"To know one's self is wisdom, but to know one's neighbor is genius." - Minna Antrim

"Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity." - William C. Menninger

"A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance." - Henry David Thoreau

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." - Lin Yutang

"The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own's efforts." - Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

"Understand that wisdom is higher than intellect and discretion is higher than debating." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The interdependency of humankind, the relevance of relationship, the sacredness of creation is ancient, ancient wisdom." - Rebecca Adamson

"Solomon got more hurt by his wealth, than he got good by his wisdom." - Thomas Brooks

"With age comes wisdom. You don't need big boobs to be feminine. Look at Liberace." - Joan Rivers

"By amending our mistakes, we get wisdom. By defending our faults, we betray an unsound mind." - Huineng

"When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realised the wisdom of strategy." - Miyamoto Musashi

"Education means to bring out wisdom. Indoctrination means to push in knowledge." - Dick Gregory

"We're short on wisdom; we're high on technology. Where's it going to lead?" - Paul MacCready

"Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly." - Benjamin Franklin

"Never, no never, did Nature say one thing, and wisdom another." - Edmund Burke



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