Category: Wisdom

Wisdom of Thoreau

I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thoreau”

Roses and Thorns

The gardener uses both roses in the flowerbed and thorns in making fences. – Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gayan

Wisdom of Imagination and Art

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? – Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Wisdom of Perspective

Whenever feeling downcast, each person should vitally remember, “For my sake, the entire world was created. -Baal Shem Tov

Wisdom of the Long View

If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  

Wisdom Right before our Eyes

For the month of September, the subject will be Wisdom. Guidance streams through the whole of creation, and in any moment we can recognize the form it is taking right before our eyes. – Patricia Campbell Carlson – sister of Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB

Wisdom from the Poet

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.  – Wendell Berry

Wisdom of the Ages

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. – Ansel Adams

The Wisdom of Henry David Thoreau

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

The Wisdom of John Steinbeck

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. – John Steinbeck