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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

— Euripides, from Bacchae  <link>

You are sure to get out-pointed if you pick a fight with a porcupine.

— Author unknown  <link>

He could have placed streetlamps along all the pathways of wisdom, but then there would be no journey. Who would discover the secret passages, the hidden treasures, if all of us homed in straight for our destination?

— Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (via)  <link>

Well-makers lead the water wherever they like; fletchers bend the arrow; carpenters bend a log of wood; wise people fashion themselves.

The Dhammapada, v80  <link>

Answers and Questions

You can tell a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

— Naguib Mahfouz  <link>

We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson  <link>

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

— Socrates  <link>

Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.

— Blaise Pascal, Pensées  <link>

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson  <link>

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 [via]  <link>

The Three Most Difficult Things

The three most difficult things for a human being are not physical feats or intellectual achievements. They are, first, returning love for hate; second, including the excluded; third, admitting that you are wrong.

— Anthony de Mello, Awareness  <link>