Uncommon sense

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge […]

What do you see?

Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.

~J.K. Rowling

knowledge and wisdom

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ~Asimov […]

Foolish wisemen

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~Shakespeare […]

Doubt and Wisdom

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.

~ Chinese Proverb

The Path of Wisdom

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom

As spoken by Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

On Cynicism

Cynicism is a sorry kind of wisdom.

~ Barack Obama


Doubt is the origin of wisdom.

~ René Descartes