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Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
They would need to be already wise, in order to love wisdom.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
The end result of wisdom is... good deeds.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.
Everyone whose deeds are more than his wisdom, his wisdom endures; and everyone whose wisdom is more than his deeds, his wisdom does not endure.
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.
The wisdom of a learned man comet by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. [Ecclesiasticus 38:25]
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches.
The live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have renounced every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart.
The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.
When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; and when it is full, the spirit becomes body.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. [King Solomon]
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.
Indeed many things which we shall not be able to discover either by the experiment of works or by the investigations of reason we shall deserve to be taught by importunate prayer, by the revelation of divine inspiration.
In a symbol there is concealment and yet revelation: here therefore, by silence and by speech acting together, comes a double significance. In the symbol proper, what we can call a symbol, there is ever, more or less distinctly and directly, some embodiment and revelation of the Infinite; the Infinite is made to blend itself with the Finite, to stand visible, and as it were, attainable there. By symbols, accordingly, is man guided and commanded, made happy, made wretched.
Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.
For I say unto you in all sadness of conviction that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone -- when you have felt around you are a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and despair have trusted to your own unshaken will -- then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought -- the subtle rapture of postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army. And if this joy should not be yours, still it is only thus you can know that you have done what lay in you to do -- can say that you have lived, and be ready for the end.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it. The fault lies with your moldy systems, your logic of 2 + 2 = 4. The fault lies with you, Chancellors, caught in the net of syllogisms. You manufacture engineers, magistrates, doctors, who know nothing of the true mysteries of the body or the cosmic laws of existence. False scholars blind outside this world, philosophers who pretend to reconstruct the mind. The least act of spontaneous creation is a more complex and revealing world than any metaphysics.
The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet and Fuhrer, and sometimes it is luckily the other way round as well, or else mankind would long since have perished of stupidity.
A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country.
The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert, and so on.
Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. [John 8:32]
The truth is lived, not taught.
There is no god higher than truth.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.
The language of truth is simple.
The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.
We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.

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