Category: Wisdom

Happiness and Wisdom

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette    

Knowing Nothing

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates  


This month the subject is Wisdom.  And today we begin with a quote that set the tone for all of our congregation’s Chapter (our meeting at which the sisters gather to discern our direction): Wisdom stands at the door and waits.

Finding the Ideal

The most ideal landscape is the one that is. – Lynn Crawford

Wisdom from Hildegard

I welcome every creature of the world with grace – Hildegard of Bingen

Gaining Wisdom from Creation

A truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures. – Mechtild of Magdeburg  

More Wisdom from Nelson Mandela

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. – Nelson Mandela

Wisdom from Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. – William Blake

Helen Keller’s Words of Wisdom

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied. – Helen Keller

Wisdom from Galileo

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. – Galileo Galilei