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Seeking wisdom in life

Do you agree that an old man is wiser than younger people? You definitely do not agree. There are few events in life and major events in the world, young people can do extraordinary things. Does this happen because they are wise?

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.  AuthoUnknown 

There are many wise words that suddenly just came out of someone, or we hear from the speeches of leaders, or because we get it from a book that tells the story of a simple life. There is also wisdom that is in the middle of communities. Wisdom it was able to respond to the challenges of time.

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All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.  Henry David Thoreau

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. Henry James

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.  Tom Wilson

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.  - Anne Sullivan

We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.  Michel de Montaigne

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chewHerb Caen

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

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice. - Mohandas K. Gandhi

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.  Elbert Hubbard

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. Barbara De Angelis

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. Robert Frost

Wisdom begins at the end.  Daniel Webster

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. Charles R. Swindoll

A prudent question is one-half of wisdomFrancis Bacon

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. George Santayana

People forget what you say, they forget what you did, but they never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

“Be happy. It's one way of being wise.”  Sidonie Gabrielle

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.  Doug Larson

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. Baltasar Gracian

Cleverness is not wisdom.  Euripides

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.  Author Unknown

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. John C. Maxwell

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”  John Lennon

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

So, to receive or seek answers about life does not always have to come from the great people. Look around us, in our hearts and in the eyes of our children who are still naive, perhaps you will find meaning in life that we've been looking for.

Remember this:

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle