— John Taylor Gatto American teacher, book author 1935 - 2018
„True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self.“
Book 1 Chapter 1, p. 44
Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536; 1559)
Kontext: Without knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God.
Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected together by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other.
„True knowledge is that knowledge which makes man after self-realization or union with God assert that his real Self is in everything and everybody.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
Meher Baba Journal (June 1941), p. 480.
— James Gleick, buch The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
"One God One Religion - Brother Hamza Andreas Tzortzis" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q-vmmLFat8, Youtube (April 16, 2018)
Quelle: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
— Charles de Lint author 1951
“The Pochade Box”, p. 318
The Ivory and the Horn (1996)
— John Cheever American novelist and short story writer 1912 - 1982
The Late Forties and the Fifties, 1956 entry.
„The philosopher says that God's knowledge is the measure of things, and that things are the measure of man's knowledge.“
— Jacques Maritain French philosopher 1882 - 1973
Theonas: Conversations of a Sage (1921). Sheed & Ward, 1933, p. 77.
— Richard M. Weaver American scholar 1910 - 1963
Quelle: Ideas have Consequences (1948), p. 13.
Kontext: In the popular arena, one can tell … that the average man … imagines that an industrious acquisition of particulars will render him a man of knowledge. With what pathetic trust does he recite his facts! He has been told that knowledge is power, and knowledge consists of a great many small things.
„What must be the knowledge of Him, from whom all created minds have derived both their power of knowledge, and the innumerable objects of their knowledge! What must be the wisdom of Him, from whom all things derive their wisdom!“
— Timothy Dwight IV American historian 1752 - 1817
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 275.
„As soon as he had acquired a true knowledge of God, he confessed that there is undoubtedly true felicity in the knowledge of God; it is attained by all who acquire that knowledge, and no earthly trouble can disturb it.“
— Maimónides, buch The Guide for the Perplexed
Quelle: Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190), Part III, Ch.23
Kontext: The words of God are justified, as I will show, by the fact that Job abandoned his first very erroneous opinion, and himself proved that it was an error. It is the opinion which suggests itself as plausible at first thought, especially in the minds of those who meet with mishap, well knowing that they have not merited them through sins. This is admitted by all, and therefore this opinion was assigned to Job. But he is represented to hold this view only so long as he was without wisdom, and knew God only by tradition, in the same manner as religious people generally know Him. As soon as he had acquired a true knowledge of God, he confessed that there is undoubtedly true felicity in the knowledge of God; it is attained by all who acquire that knowledge, and no earthly trouble can disturb it. So long as Job's knowledge of God was based on tradition and communication, and not on research, he believed that such imaginary good as is possessed in health, riches, and children, was the utmost that men can attain; this was the reason why he was in perplexity, and why he uttered the... opinions, and this is also the meaning of his words: "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent because of dust and ashes" (xlii. 5, 6); that is to say, he abhorred all that he had desired before, and that he was sorry that he had been in dust and ashes; comp. "and he sat down among the ashes" (ii. 8) On account of this last utterance, which implies true perception, it is said afterwards in reference to him, "for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath."
— Daniel H. Wilson, buch Robopocalypse
— Paulo Coelho, buch Aleph
„There are two allied powers in man; knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is so much of the truth seen in a distorted medium as the mind arrives at by groping, wisdom what the eye of divine vision sees in the spirit.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Jnana
„Self knowledge begins with the neighbor, the mirror, and just the same with true self-love; that goes from the mirror to the matter.“
— Johann Georg Hamann German philosopher 1730 - 1788
Briefwechsel, ed. Arthur Henkel (1955-1975), vol. VI, p. 281.
„Knowledge leads to unity, but Ignorance to diversity.
So long as God seems to be outside and far away, there is ignorance. But when God is realised within, that is true knowledge.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
As quoted in Hindu Psychology : Its Meaning for the West (1946) by Swami Akhilananda, p. 204
„Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best…“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
"Joe's Garage Acts II & III" (1979)
Variante: Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best.
— Alan Perlis American computer scientist 1922 - 1990
The Synthesis of Algorithmic Systems, 1966
„Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.“
— Sidney Hook American philosopher 1902 - 1989
— Bruce Lee, buch Tao of Jeet Kune Do
Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1971)
Quelle: Tao of Jeet Kune Do