Wisdom, Patience, and Experience

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” 
~ Doug Larson

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. 
~ Aldous Huxley 

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” 
~ Socrates 

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” 
~ Thomas Jefferson

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” 
~ George Bernard Shaw

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” 
~ William James

“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.” 
~Publilius Syrus

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” 
~ Socrates

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.” 
~ Charles Dickens

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” 
~Jimi Hendrix

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” 
~ Benjamin Franklin

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him.”
~ Moliere

“All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.” 
~ Henry David Thoreau

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” 
~ George Santayana

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” 
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” 
~ Saint Augustine

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” 
~ Sophocles 

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” 
~ Immanuel Kant

“The aim of life is happiness. While ignorance leads beings into endless frustration and suffering, wisdom frees them.” 
~ The 14th Dalai Lama

“Knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” 
~ Lao Tzu

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ” 
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.” 
~ Katharine Graham

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” 
~ Francis Bacon

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” 
~ Francis Bacon

“A wise old owl
lived in an oak
The more he saw
the less he spoke
The less he spoke
the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?”
~ From the Round Folksong Index “There Was an Old Owl”

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