Saturday, April 5

Truth and Wisdom

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Such is the essence of wisdom." Johann Goethe

"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more." William Cowper

"What you do when you don’t have to, determines what you will be when you can no longer help it." Rudyard Kipling

"Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar." William Wordsworth

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." Mark Twain

"Knowledge can be transferred. Facts can be memorized. Curricula can be mastered. Information can be gathered. Disciplines can be learned. Data can be catalogued. Skills can be gained. But traditional education techniques can only go so far--wisdom is not so easily obtained. Wisdom is not the imposition of a set of standards--simply doing or not doing certain things. It is in knowing why those things ought or ought not to be done--and how." Tristan Gylberd

1 comment:

Kraig McNutt said...

Great quote by Cowper. He was Wilberforce's favorite poet.

Wisdom is a rare commodity today in our learned culture.