By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.— Confucius
Restlessness Wisdom And Experience quotations
A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!
The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
Beloved, pursue Jesus and you will experience wisdom in every area of your life.
You cannot try to earn, deserve or study to acquire God’s wisdom. It comes by His unmerited favor. His wisdom will give you good success in your career. It will cause you to succeed as a student, parent or spouse.
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.
The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Wisdom is a condition of consciousness rather than an attitude of mind.
Wisdom is that state of being in which an individual finds himself when realization has tinctured and transmuted all attitudes and opinions. A wise man is one who has experienced wisdom, wisdom in this sense being a mystical experience.
It's hard to know whether to laugh or to cry at the human predicament.
Here we are with so much wisdom and tenderness, and—without even knowing it—we cover it over to protect ourselves from insecurity. Although we have the potential to experience the freedom of a butterfly, we mysteriously prefer the small and fearful cocoon of ego.
Experience is the best teacher. But in our day and time, what we need is wisdom, because wisdom overcomes experience, because experience is wisdom, but there's a level of wisdom that overcomes the experience, and that's the experience that's already lived by others. I'm not trying to repeat the histories. I already learned from what they did.
India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
As you awaken to your divine nature, you'll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.
Either the men of Galilee were men of superlative wisdom, and extensive knowledge and experience, and of deeper skill in the arts of deception than any and all others, before them or after them, or they have truly stated astonishing things which they saw and heard.
Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.
When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice
And Wisdom be the Daughter of Experience
In the deep, unwritten wisdom of life there are many things to be learned that cannot be taught. We never know them by hearing them spoken, but we grow into them by experience and recognize them through understanding. Understanding is a great experience in itself, but it does not come through instruction.
I think it's taken me this long to really trust myself, but now I do, I really do. Thanks to my experience and wisdom, I've learned not to be so naive and trusting. Today I question everything and listen to my instincts.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
Wisdom is looking back at your life and realising that every single event, person, place and idea was part of the perfected experience you needed to build your dream. Not one was a mistake.
Before it incarnates, each soul enters into a sacred contract with the Universe to accomplish certain things. It enters into this commitment in the fullness of its being. Whatever the task that your soul has agreed to, all of the experiences of your life serve to awaken within you the memory of that contract, and to prepare you to fulfill it.
A lovely horse is always an experience.
... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.
We all come to this planet as spiritual beings destined to experience a variety of challenges and situation in order to grow and evolve spiritually.
I was a long time learning that wisdom and experience are things apart;
that to taste life is not to be confused with understanding what life is really all about.
Happiness is not the endless pursuit of pleasant experiences - that sounds more like a recipe for exhaustion - but a way of being that results from cultivating a benevolent mind, emotional balance, inner freedom, inner peace, and wisdom. Each of these qualities is a skill that can be enhanced through training the mind.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience
If you are a person this world will seem full of persons.
When you are the being you will not feel bound. You will know every being, look in the eyes of every being, and you know, you will recognize yourself. These things are not poetry. They are simple truths. You will experience them. In your heart they will be confirmed.
A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.
Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.
Do not allow negative experiences to make you bitter.
They should make you wiser, and with that wisdom you shall find joy.
Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul.
The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have need of them, for in their sum they epitomize the wisdom and experience of the race.
When we experience the power of the Self, there is an absence of fear, there is no compulsion to control, and no struggle for approval or external power.
The homestead policy was established only after long and earnest resistance;
experience proves its wisdom. The lands in the hands of industrious settlers, whose labor creates wealth and contributes to the public resources, are worth more to the United States than if they had been reserved as a solitude for future purchasers.
So, you've got a problem? That's good! Why? Because repeated victories over your problems are the rungs on your ladder of success. With each victory, you grow in wisdom, stature and experience. You become a better, bigger, more successful person each time you meet a problem and tackle and conquer it with a positive mental attitude.