Wisdom Quotes

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

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

The most responsive human? The individual whose internal awareness and external response allows for leaps instead of sequential steps to adapt to an ever changing environment — natural or technological.
~ Mark Lamm

There is a transcendent awareness, a Big Mind, a Big Heart, present and readily accessible to each and every one of us. When we realize it, we see it is the source of true peace, happiness, satisfaction, courage and joy.
~ Dennis Genpo Merzel

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
Pema Chodron

It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the “I Am,” our real presence, can awaken.
~ Gurdjieff

There are no mistakes, no coincidences; all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

‎I’m interested in learning that’s motivated by reverence for life, that’s motivated by a desire to learn skills, to learn new things that help us to better contribute to our own well-being and the well-being of others.
~ Marshall Rosenberg

Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
~ Katherine Paterson

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
~ Charles Darwin

Science is organized knowledge, wisdom is organized life.
~ Immanuel Kant

When you are inspired by some great purpose, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you discover yourself to be a far greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
~ Patañjali

Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.
~ Shakti Gawain

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field; I’ll meet you there.
~ Rumi

The disease of projection so complicates relationships between individuals, national, religious, and ethnic groups. Empathy disintegrates, the survival brain throws up barricades and concocts tales to justify personal and collective anger or sorrow. We project old experiences as expected outcomes, even though the situation may now be very different. In this way we tragically assure that tomorrow will look exactly like yesterday.
~ Jean Houston

We begin life with the world presenting itself to us as it is. Someone – our parents, teachers, analysts – hypnotizes us to see the world and construe it in the right way. These others label the world, attach names and give voices to the beings and events in it, so that thereafter, we cannot read the world in any other language or hear it saying other things to us. The task is to break the hypnotic spell, so that we become undeaf, unblind and multilingual, thereby letting the world speak to us in new voices and write all its possible meanings in the new book of our existence. Be careful in your choice of hypnotists.
~ Sidney Jourard

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
~ Donella Meadows

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
~ Anais Nin

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
~ Lao Tzu

‎The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
~ The Talmud