— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
The Nuts of Knowledge (1903)
— Niccolo Machiavelli, buch Der Fürst
Variante: Variant translation: A prince who is not wise himself cannot be wisely counseled.
Quelle: The Prince (1513), Ch. 23; translated by W. K. Marriot
— Hesiod Greek poet
Quelle: Works and Days and Theogony
— Dogen Japanese Zen buddhist teacher 1200 - 1253
Quelle: How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment
— Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Touchstone, Act V, scene i
— William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Touchstone, Act V, scene i
Quelle: As You Like It (1599–1600)
„This man, I say, is most perfect who shall have understood everything for himself, after having devised what may be best afterward and unto the end: and good again is he likewise who shall have complied with one advising him well: but whoso neither himself hath understanding, nor when he hears another, lays it to heart, he on the other hand is a worthless man.“
— Hesiod, buch Werke und Tage
Original: (el) Οὗτος μὲν πανάριστος, ὃς αὐτὸς πάντα νοήσει,
φρασσάμενος, τά κ᾽ ἔπειτα καὶ ἐς τέλος ᾖσιν ἀμείνω·
ἐσθλὸς δ᾽ αὖ καὶ κεῖνος, ὃς εὖ εἰπόντι πίθηται·
ὃς δέ κε μήτ᾽ αὐτὸς νοέῃ μήτ᾽ ἄλλου ἀκούων
ἐν θυμῷ βάλληται, ὁ δ᾽ αὖτ᾽ ἀχρῄος ἀνήρ.
Quelle: Works and Days (c. 700 BC), line 293.
„Learn from me that a wise man who has heard a criminal accusation related with so many absurd particulars ceases to be wise when he makes himself the echo of what he has heard, for if the accusation should turn out to be a calumny, he would himself become the accomplice of the slanderer.“
— Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798
Memoirs of J. Casanova de Seingalt (1894)
— Stefan Zweig Austrian writer 1881 - 1942
Confusion of Feelings or Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. Von D (1927)
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886)
— Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays
Book I, Ch. 38. Of Solitude
Essais (1595), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„The Greek word for philosopher (philosophos) connotes a distinction from sophos. It signifies the lover of wisdom (knowledge) as distinguished from him who considers himself wise in the possession of knowledge. This meaning of the word still endures: the essence of philosophy is not the possession of the truth but the search for truth.“
— Karl Jaspers German psychiatrist and philosopher 1883 - 1969
Way to Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy (1951) as translated by Ralph Mannheim, Ch. 1, What is Philosophy?, p. 12
Variant translation: It is the search for the truth, not possession of the truth which is the way of philosophy. Its questions are more relevant than its answers, and every answer becomes a new question.
Kontext: The Greek word for philosopher (philosophos) connotes a distinction from sophos. It signifies the lover of wisdom (knowledge) as distinguished from him who considers himself wise in the possession of knowledge. This meaning of the word still endures: the essence of philosophy is not the possession of the truth but the search for truth. … Philosophy means to be on the way. Its questions are more essential than its answers, and every answer becomes a new question.
— E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937
Country Town Sayings (1911), p9.
— Marguerite de Navarre, buch Heptaméron
Third Day, Novel XXX
— Euripidés, Bellerophon
Bellerophon, Fragment 298; quoted in Plutarch's Morals : Ethical Essays (1888) edited and translated by Arthur Richard Shilleto, p. 293