„The egotism of wisdom: to burn all that is pettily, painfully, stupidly selfish in the fire of love of spiritual vision and freedom.“
— Vilhelm Ekelund Swedish poet 1880 - 1949
The Second Light (1986), p. 14
„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
„Knowledge is not spiritual, nor is it a religion. Knowledge belongs in neither of those two categories. Knowledge says there is a consciousness inside of you, that you are complete.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
1990s, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles 1998
„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), "Packard Goose"
„It is for all who are personally united to Christ to cultivate a contemplative and sanctified spirit. So far from being secular and sordid, they should be sacred and spiritual, having their lives hid with Christ in God, and their whole natures absorbed in the knowledge and love and service of the Saviour.“
— John McClellan Holmes US Christian minister and author 1834 - 1911
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 562.
— Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh, The Tao of Pooh
The Tao of Pooh (1982), Context: Abstract cleverness of the mind only separates the thinker from the world of reality, and that world, the Forest of Real Life, is in a desperate condition now because of too many who think too much and care too little. In spite of what many minds have thought themselves into believing, that mistake cannot continue for much longer if everything is going to survive. The one chance we have to avoid certain disaster is to change our approach, and learn to value wisdom and contentment. These are things that are being searched for anyway, through Knowledge and Cleverness, but they do not come from Knowledge and Cleverness. They never have, and they never will. We can no longer afford to look so desperately hard for something in the wrong way and in the wrong place. If Knowledge and Cleverness are allowed to go on wrecking things, they will before much longer destroy all life on this earth as we know it, and what little may temporarily survive will not be worth looking at, even if it were possible for us to do so. The Now of Pooh.
„The three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, aided by the highest and most sublime gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as understanding, wisdom, knowledge, and counsel, unite the creature, the human spirit, with his God, the souls with the Word of God. It is this sacred union that you must seek, hold and possess; in it lie the spiritual life, health and strength, and from it originate all the other virtues.“
— Francisco Palau Beatified Spanish Discalced Carmelite friar and priest 1811 - 1872
Letter to Juana Gratia (1857)
„To see the one in the many is the casual vision of knowledge. To see the many in the one is the mission wisdom.“
— Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993
Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago
„Our own attitude to intercourse with "spirits" must be determined not by the authority of great teachers of the 13th or any other century, but by our examination in the light of the best secular knowledge of our time of the revelation of spiritual truth given by Christ.“
— Ernest Barnes English mathematician and clergyman 1874 - 1953
Spiritualism and the Christian Faith (1918)
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1820s, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays (1827–1855), Article on Biography.
„It is an act of folly on our part to expect the same truth, the same knowledge and the same power from both science and spirituality.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Songs of the Soul (1971), Context: Now what should be the relation between science and spirituality? It should be a relation of mutual acceptance and true understanding. It is an act of folly on our part to expect the same truth, the same knowledge and the same power from both science and spirituality. We must not do that. Neither must we set up the same goal for science and spirituality.