Wisdom listens

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

“No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.” – Naval Ravikant

“We are who we choose to be.” – Green Goblin

“Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live.” – Naval Ravikant

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Aeschylus

“Wisdom grows in quiet places.” – Austin O’Malley

“Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.” – William Cowper

“Wisdom is ever fresh; other things grow stale, but this is the evergreen flower of nature.” – Edward Counsel

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

“If you can’t simplify it, you don’t understand it. If you can only simplify it, you don’t understand it. Mastery is feeling comfortable across the spectrum of complexity.” – Johnny Uzan

“Nothing is durable, whether for an individual or for a society; the destinies of men and cities alike sweep onwards.” – Seneca

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Cicero

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.” – Walter Lippmann

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan

“Honesty is the first book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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

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

“Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.” – Anonymous

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

Wisdom waits for you to be silent enough to hear

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

“The door to wisdom is knowing yourself.” – Anonymous

“Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

“Wisdom waits for you to be silent enough to hear.” –  B. D. Schiers

“Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.” –  Anthony Bourdain

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” –  Buddha

“He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.” – Lao Tzu

“The source of wisdom is whatever is happening to us right at this very instant.” – Pema Chödrön

“All the gold on the earth is not enough to exchange for virtue.” – Plato

“Be like a warrior with the process, be like water with the results.” –  Nate Miyaki

“The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.” –  Zhuangzi

“When you’re dealing with people who are offensive and irritating, you need to look past their behavior to their pain. When people are hurting others, it’s because they’re hurting on the inside” – Rick Warren

“The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.” – Buddha

“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down” – Vanessa Paradis

“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

“The wise does at once what the fool does at last.” –  Baltasar Gracian

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

“The loudest voice rarely carries the most wisdom.” – James Pierce

“We’ve got a lot of experience of not having any experience.” – Terry Pratchett

“The only Zen you’ll find on mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you.” – Alan Watts