— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Take The Risk (2008), p. 118
„As parents in private life teach wisdom to their children, so do [poets] in public life to their cities.“
— Philo Roman philosopher -20 - 45 v.Chr
Every Good Man is Free, 143.
„In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence; the second, listening; the third, remembering; the fourth practicing; the fifth, teaching others“
— Solomon ibn Gabirol Avicebron 1021 - 1058
As quoted by Lama Surya Das, Huffington Post April 28, 2010 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lama-surya-das/spiritual-life-wisdom-an_b_552927.html.
„Realistic thinking accrues only after mistake making, which is the cosmic wisdom's most cogent way of teaching each of us how to carry on.“
— Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983
From 1980s onwards, In Buckminster Fuller and Answar Dil, Humans in Universe (1983), 218.
„When one's function is to teach the loftiest wisdom, it is difficult to resist the temptation to believe that until you have spoken, nothing has been said.“
— Jacques Maritain French philosopher 1882 - 1973
The Peasant of the Garonne (1968), pp. 147-148.
„My work is to teach and spread the knowledge of the Ageless Wisdom wherever I can find a response, and I have been doing this for many years… In all the above, I have told you much; yet at the same time I have told you nothing which would lead you to offer me that blind obedience and the foolish devotion which the emotional aspirant offers to the Guru and Master Whom he is as yet unable to contact. Nor will he make that desired contact until he has transmuted emotional devotion into unselfish service to humanity--not to the Master.“
— Alice A. Bailey esoteric, theosophist, writer 1880 - 1949
Extract from a Statement by the Tibetan
„I know I only love those to my taste, but Buddha loves even people he does not like, guiding them to be full of wisdom and compassion.
That’s why I choose to follow Buddha’s teachings！“
— Richard Gombrich British Indologist 1937
"When I say I'm a Buddhist"
„The word is a sort of deliverance from the shifting world of appearances. The central teaching of the New Testament is that those who accept the word acquire wisdom and at the same time some identification with the eternal.“
— Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963
Ideas have Consequences (1948), p. 149.
„You [a disciple], shall I teach you about knowledge? What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know. This is true wisdom.“
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -550 - -478 v.Chr
Chapter I, Chapter II, 由，誨女知之乎，知之為知之，不知為不知，是知也。
„Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.“
— Charlie Parker American jazz saxophonist and composer 1920 - 1955
As quoted in Bird : The Legend Of Charlie Parker (1977) by Robert George Reisner, p. 27
„The nature of life was a mystery to me. All the stuff I was teaching was just like little molecular bits of stuff but they didn't add up to a feeling anything like wisdom.“
— Ram Dass, Be Here Now
Be Here Now (1971), Context: Before March 6th, which was the day I took Psylocybin, one of the psychedelics, I felt something was wrong in my world, but I couldn't label it in any way so as to get hold of it. I felt that the theories I was teaching in psychology didn't make it, that the psychologists didn't really have a grasp of the human condition, and that the theories I was teaching, which were theories of achievement and anxiety and defense mechanisms and so on, weren't getting to the crux of the matter. My colleagues and I were 9 to 5 psychologists: we came to work every day and we did our psychology, just like you would do insurance or auto mechanics, and then at 5 we went home and were just as neurotic as we were before we went to work. Somehow, it seemed to me, if all of this theory were right, it should play more intimately into my own life. I understood the requirement of being "objective" for a scientist, but this is a most naive concept in social sciences as we are finding out.... Something was wrong. And the something wrong was that I just didn't know, though I kept feeling all along the way that somebody else must know even though I didn't. The nature of life was a mystery to me. All the stuff I was teaching was just like little molecular bits of stuff but they didn't add up to a feeling anything like wisdom. I was just getting more and more knowledgeable.
— Charles Dickens, book Hard Times
Hard Times (1854), Bk. III, Ch. 1
„For man seeketh in society comfort, use, and protection: and they be three wisdoms of divers natures, which do often sever: wisdom of the behaviour, wisdom of business, and wisdom of state.“
— Francis Bacon, book The Advancement of Learning
The Advancement of Learning (1605), Book II, xxiii