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The Way of Wisdom & Folly

Here is a selection of inspiring, great and famous quotes and sayings about the Way of Wisdom ... and the Divine Folly which reflects it.

To learn more, check out The Book of Wisdom or find more quotes. I hope you "prophet" from what you find here ...


Way of Wisdom


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

- Sandra Carey


Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time.

- Theodore Roosevelt


Wisdom consists, not in seeing what is directly before us, but in discerning those things which may come to pass.

- Terence


The Jewel That Fulfills Wishes

Look deeply; I arrive in every second to be a bud on a spring branch ... to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

- Thich Nhat Hahn, Please Call Me by My True Name



To play the fool in season is the height of wisdom.

- Erasmus


Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's Party!"

- Robin Williams


Wisdom is the daughter of experience. {Zeus might disagree -- YMMV}

– Leonardo da Vinci


The plainest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that of things in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.

- (contrast as above, so below and the Sphere of the Moon)


The highest wisdom has but one science - the science of the whole - the science explaining the whole creation and man's place in it.

- Leo Tolstoy


Wisdom is principally a sense of proportion (see Golden Mean), more often a sense of our human limitations.

- Lin Yutang


Critical Tasks

The wise person looks within his heart and finds eternal peace.

- Hindu saying


A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones who need the advice.

- Bill Cosby


Hebrew Letter Hermetic Spyral of Creativity

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

- Basho


Wisdom, or insight [vip.pass.ana], means seeing things as they are ... seeing clearly the nature of experience.

- unknown read other versions



One must be mindful of brevity, for the sake of busy men.

- Frontinus


‘Tis the part of the wise man to keep for himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.

- Miguel de Cervantes


And let that day be lost to us on which we did not dance once! And let that wisdom be false to us that brought no laughter with it!

- Fried Rich Neat Say


Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge ? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

- T. S. Eliot


It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

- Walter Lippmann


The first point of wisdom is to discern what is false, the second to know what is true.

- Lactantius


To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion on toughness.

- Sir Peter Ustinov


A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.

- Chinese proverb


Leave no stone unturned.

- Euripides (way 3 & 10)


~ To change a rock into a jewel, you must change its true name. It can be done, but it should not be done, not even to a single grain of sand {care to count those} until you know the good and evil that will follow. Things are as they ar for a re:son. At the very least you must understand that reason B$ you decide to change {key 13} them.

~ That's fine, but I still want to learn how to do it.

~ I'm sure you do, but you will not learn it here. Not until you learn ... true wisdom.

- Earthsea (TV movie quote)


You can read more esoteric quotes about wisdom in Key 3 and folly in Key 0.

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