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To make our daily lives meaningful and bearable, all of us are in search of wisdom. Wisdom is related to Truth. Wisdom leads to a happier and self-fulfilling life. We are really in need of wisdom:

  • To make our lives meaningful and enriching

  • To enable us to make sense of our sufferings, misunderstandings and conflicts

  • Not to give up in front of tragedies

  • To set our priorities right

  • To save ourselves from the over-abundance of data and information

  • To personalise the information and to understand our lives.

The above chart, taken from the internet, indicates our movement from data to information (and even to "Conspiracy Theory." It is useful to reflect on it so that we can learns lessons from live and live our lives with meaning and hope.

Searching for Wisdom of the Soul, please see below:

Quotes on Wisdom

  • “Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • “Real wisdom is recognizing and accepting that every experience is impermanent. With this insight you will not be overwhelmed by ups and downs.” – S.N. Goenka

  • “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

  • “The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

  • “Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” – Patanjali

  • “A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  • “Everything in its own pace happens. The gardener may water with a hundred buckets; fruit arrives only in its season.” – Kabir

  • “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ― William Shakespeare

  • “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle

  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Socrates

  • “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ― Paulo Coelho

  • “Angry people are not always wise.” ― Jane Austen

  • “Knowing others is intelligence;
    knowing yourself is true wisdom.
    Mastering others is strength;
    mastering yourself is true power.” ― Lao Tzu

  • “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” ― Leo Tolstoy

  • “Music is ... a higher revelation than all Wisdom and Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

  • “We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.” ― T. S. Eliot

  • “Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... 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

  • “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Socrates

  • “Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • “Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” ― Thomas Jefferson

  • “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.” ― Oscar Wilde

  • “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” ― Francis Bacon

  • “Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” ― Rumi

  • “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ― Umberto Eco

  • “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ― Albert Einstein

  • “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “It takes a very long time to become young.” Pablo Picasso

  • “The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” ― William James

  • “A smart person knows how to talk. A wise person knows when to be silent.” ― Roy T. Bennett

  • Wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

  • “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” ― Dhammapada

  • “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

  • “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” ― Siddhārtha Gautama

  • “It is strange how often a heart must be broken

  • Before the years can make it wise.” ― Sara Teasdale

  • “Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  • “We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” ― Marcel Proust