No seed ever sees the flower

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“When anger enters the mind, wisdom departs.” – Thomas A Kempis

“When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.” –  Zen proverb

“Let your actions demonstrate your wisdom.” 

“No seed ever sees the flower.” – Zen proverb

“Man’s primary art is virtue itself.” – Seneca

“Knowledge is discovered collectively, wisdom is rediscovered individually.” – Naval Ravikant

“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.” – Haruki Murakami 

“Only when someone refuses to do certain things will he be capable of doing great things.” – Mencius

“Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut.” –  Haruki Murakami

“Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future.” –  Lumbee 

“A kind person is very wise, because they – consciously or unconsciously – have realised what it is all about: that what we do to our fellows, we also do to ourselves.” – Stefan Einhorn

“The ability to communicate fluidly and effectively is more than just a skill that one develops over time. It is a combination of skill, and wisdom, and the ability to connect to the perception of another that will allow them to see things the way you do and follow along with your will.” –  Gerald Campbell

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

“A good friend is precious, even more precious is a wise good friend.” – V. Ashiedu

“No matter how bad we might think the world is, in my experience the vast majority of us want to rub along with our fellow men and very often buried beneath a gruff exterior, there is a generous spirit waiting to be revealed.” – Tony Clark

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White

“Better to be tentative than to be recklessly sure – to be an apprentice at sixty, than to present oneself as a doctor at ten.” – Michel de Montaigne

“Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig. He just looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal.” – Winston Churchill

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

Events give rise to both emotions and lessons

Wisdom quotes When one is enthralled with the beauty on the surface of the ocean Aylake
Wisdom quotes When one is enthralled with the beauty on the surface of the ocean Aylake

“Chasing after the things one yearns for is inferior to chasing after the source of the yearning.” – Wu Hsin

“When one is enthralled with the beauty on the surface of the ocean, the immensity of its depths can never be discerned.” – Wu Hsin

“At the centre of all desires is the very one that is never examined: the desire to become happy. When one searches for happiness, he remains tied to misery. The two are inseparable. Recognizing the futility of happiness, the wise man drops the search. In dropping the search, life loses the power to make him miserable.” – James Pierce

“The classical virtues are all decision-making heuristics to make one optimize for the long term rather than for the short term.” – Naval Ravikant

Wisdom quotes Water overcomes all obstacles by its gentleness and pliability Aylake
Wisdom quotes Water overcomes all obstacles by its gentleness and pliability Aylake

“If you’ve got a good temperament, which basically means being very patient, yet combine that with a vast aggression when you know enough to do something, then you just gradually learn the game, partly by doing, partly by studying.” – Charlie Munger

“Successful people are those who can go above themselves to see things objectively and manage those things to shape change.” – Ray Dalio

“The person who is in training must strive to habituate himself not to love pleasure, not to avoid hardship, not to be infatuated with living, not to fear death, and in the case of goods or money not to place receiving above giving.” – Musonius Rufus

“Water overcomes all obstacles by its gentleness and pliability.” – Alan Watts

Wisdom quotes Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief Aylake
Wisdom quotes Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief Aylake

“Maturity of mind is best shown in slow belief.” – Baltasar Gracián

“When you have wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.” – Criss Jami

“Events give rise to both emotions and lessons. Often we hold onto emotions and don’t learn. Wisdom is to drop emotions and move on with lessons.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Wisdom quotes We do not mature through age Aylake
Wisdom quotes We do not mature through age Aylake

“We don’t mature through age; we mature in awareness.” – Byron Katie

“High-minded thoughts and inner work are one thing, but all that matters is what you do. The health of our spiritual ideals depends on what we do with our bodies in moments of truth.” – Ryan Holiday

“One of the most powerful teachings of the Buddhist tradition is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will.” – Pema Chödrön

“The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Wisdom quotes There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so Aylake
Wisdom quotes There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so Aylake

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

“Reflect on everything you hear, but believe only on proof.” – Publius Syrus

“And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare