African Wisdom

Not where I was born but where it goes well with me is my home.
— Kanuuri in Wisdom of the African World edited by Reginald McKnight

Sufi Wisdom

I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being!
— Daniel Ladinsky in I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz

Music Wisdom

Listen, listen, listen
to my heart's song.
— Chant by Paramhansa Yogananda

Christian Wisdom

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
— C. H. Spurgeon in The Way of the Small by Michael Gellert


how easily it glows
how easily it dims
the firefly.
— Ching-Jo in Haiku Mind


One should learn to sail in all winds.
— Italian Proverb

Buddhist Wisdom

May every living being, seen and unseen
Those dwelling far-off, those near-by
Those already born, those waiting to be born,
May all attain toward peace.
— Buddha in the Sutta Nipata

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