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The Footsteps of the Wise

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.

- Matsuo Bashō

Who's footsteps will you follow?

Who’s footsteps will you follow?

 

Wisdom Unshaken

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.

- Gautama Buddha

Rocks, shaped, but not moved, by the wind

Rocks, shaped, but not moved, by the wind

The Wisdom of Mistakes

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.

- William Jordan

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Just a weed on the side of the road?

A Wisdom that Cries

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

- Kahil Gibran

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Wisdom in the Common

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The miraculous in a nasturtium

More Wisdom from Tagore

The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.

- Rabindranath Tagore

The dark mysterious sea

The dark mysterious sea

Wisdom of Tagore

The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure.
– Rabindranath Tagore

Water as clear and reflective as glass

Water as clear and reflective as glass

 

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