Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
The best teachers show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
Alexandra K Trenfor
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don't.
Create a knowing within that banishes all doubt. Live from your highest self and respect your eternal divinity.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.
Let us not go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like buzzing here and there for a knowledge of what is not to be arrived at, but let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive, budding patiently under the eye of Apollo, and taking hints from every noble insect that favours us with a visit – sap will be given us for meat and dew for drink.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something.
Intelligence and capability are not enough. There must be the joy of doing something beautiful.
Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy (Dr V)
We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Who you are and what you know when you are born is everything that you need to know to thrive. You are born with a sense of self and a sense of wanting self to feel good and the mechanisms to bring it about.
Abraham-Hicks, excerpted from the workshop in Kansas City, KS on Wednesday, September 17, 2003
The soul – your soul – knows all there is to know all the time. There’s nothing hidden to it, nothing unknown. Yet knowing is not enough. The soul seeks to experience.
Neale Donald Walsch
I will read anything rather than work.
When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry B Adams
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American founding father and scientist
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
George C Lichtenberg
The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.
Will Durant (1885-1981) American historian
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Of course, you don’t have to have a degree to be rich. You just have to have ideas. Maybe having a degree sets you back, for it stuffs you into tick-tock [the daily grind of work], and perhaps that stifles your creative mind. But the fact is that many millionaires have few educational qualifications of any kind at all. However, they still have knowledge. The difference is, they have knowledge they can sell, and others have the “common knowledge” of tick-tock, which isn’t worth as much, if anything at all.
from The Trick to Money Is Having Some!, by Stuart Wilde
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer and Nobel Prize winner
That which seems to pass away on the surface of time is in fact transfigured and housed in the tabernacle of memory.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p31), by John O’Donohue
When you really gaze at something, you bring it inside you.
from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p87), by John O’Donohue
As the biggest library, if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value to you than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
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