EppsNet Archive: Wisdom

What to Do and What to Have Done

All wisdom can be stated in two lines: What is done for you — allow it to be done. What you must do for yourself — make sure you do it. — Khawwas Read more →

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. — Plato

Dare to Be Wise

Sapere aude! Have courage to use your own understanding. — Immanuel Kant Read more →

The Ways of the True Gentleman

The Master said, The Ways of the true gentleman are three. I myself have met with success in none of them. For he that is really Good is never unhappy, he that is really wise is never perplexed, he that is really brave is never afraid. Tzu-kung said, That, Master, is your own Way! — The Analects of Confucius Read more →

Aside

There is no suffering, no cause of suffering, no end to suffering, no path to follow. There is no attainment of wisdom, and no wisdom to attain. Byeeeeeeee

A Labyrinth of Illusion and Doubt

Indeed, you will see that the whole history of the spirit of religion is only the history of the errors of the human mind, which, placed in a world that it does not comprehend, endeavors nevertheless to solve the enigma; and which, beholding with astonishment this mysterious and visible prodigy, imagines causes, supposes reasons, builds systems; then, finding one defective,… Read more →

Albert Schweitzer was a Bore

An optimist sees a green light everywhere; a pessimist sees only the red light. The truly wise person is colorblind. — Albert Schweitzer   A true optimist is a man who can look in a toilet bowl and see only corn. — Ben Greenman Read more →