Wisdom Quotes

“Our Peter Pan generation is unhappy. All our lives, we want to grow up— to be treated like adults, to have freedom to choose. Then we get here and it turns out being an adult sucks. We pay the bills and taxes, watching others succeed while we are forever waiting for our turn. We believe we are special, but nothing special has come our way.” ― Marcella Purnama, What I Wish I Had Known
“To be incapable of taking one’s enemies, one’s accidents, even one’s misdeeds seriously for very long – that is the sign of strong full natures in whom there is an excess of power to form, to mold, to recuperate and to forget. Mirabeau had no memory for insults and vile actions done to him and was unable to forgive simply because he – forgot. Such a man shakes off with a single shrug the many vermin that eat deep into others.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche On the Genealogy of Morals
“Doing something we do not find difficult or challenging rarely grows us.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Knowledge comes from studying scholarly works and borrowing perceptive insights from the subjects that educated people mastered. Wisdom is more personal, it requires assembling facts acquired through personal experience and perception.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls
“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Large or small, I always have a choice. But I also have a choice to think that I don’t have a choice.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is…and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be…and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart…no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn’t matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.” ― Robert Heinlein