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Words of Wisdom /
Nature and wisdom never are at strife.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
Solomon Ibn Gabriol
Wisdom is better than gold or silver.
Years teach us more than books.
It is best to learn wisdom by the experience of others.
|The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends and family, in one's backyard. - Abraham Maslow|
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
The middle course is the best.
The wise man should be prepared for everything that does not lie within his control.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Measure a thousand times and cut once.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
No man was ever wise by chance.
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Learn to hold loosely all that is not eternal.
A. Maude Royden
Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.
By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.
Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shore line of wonder.
Ralph W. Sockman
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.
|Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul. - German Proverb|
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If you’re one of the many writers trying your hand at NaNoWriMo this year, (that’s National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) then you well know we’re approximately half way through the month of November — and hopefully, you’re well on your way to completing your goal of 50,000 words. As a repeated NaNoWriMo hopeful myself, I know what a complete drag that halfway point can be: by this time the adrenaline of starting SOMETHING BIG (aka: your novel) has worn off, your caffeine tolerance has skyrocketed, and your non-writer friends have gone from vaguely supportive to disbelief that you’re actually staying in to write all weekend AGAIN. Maybe you’re a little behind on your word count, or on sleep, or — most likely — both, and the end of November seems both too soon and impossibly far away.
From one writer to another, let me tell you: this is hardly atypical. Whether you’re attempting to write your novel in one frantic NaNoWriMo burst or you’ve been drafting it for years, I’d venture to guess that most writers suffer from creative fatigue (and, you know, finger cramps) in the middle of any project — no matter how ambitious. And lucky for you, not only have many of these successful writers lived to tell about it, they’ve offered plenty of words of wisdom for their fellow aspiring novelists.
Below you’ll find some inspiring words of wisdom — and great writing advice — from writers, designed to power you through the rest of your NaNoWriMo.
― Octavia E. Butler, author of Kindred
― Sylvia Plath, author of The Bell Jar
― Toni Morrison, author of Beloved
― Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale
― Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
— Eudora Welty, author of The Optimist's Daughter
— Joyce Carol Oates, author of A Book of American Martyrs
— Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim At Tinker Creek
— Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News
― Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird
― Jennifer Weiner, author of Good In Bed
― Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones
― Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
― Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
― Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give
― Heather Havrilesky, author of How to Be a Person in the World
― Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
― Kate Gale, author of The Goldilocks Zone
― Joy Williams, author of The Quick and the Dead
― Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder
― Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
― Zadie Smith, author of Swing Time
― Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones
― Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
― Fran Lebowitz, author of Metropolitan Life
― Jesmyn Ward, author of Sing, Unburied, Sing
― Zora Neale Hurston, author of Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
― Virginia Woolf, author of A Room of One's Own
Profound insights summed up in a few words truth is simple yet profound, and I have always loved collecting the most helpful quotes that I can find, from books.
6 Sep 2016
Volunteering is a unique experience - one that can give you a whole new perspective on life. With this in mind we asked 12 of our volunteers to pass on their words of wisdom. Here's what they said:
"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, until I realised I was somebody"
– Judith Hill – volunteered in Nepal
"Human life is precious and we should all support each other. Look at the global picture, and help where we can"
– Paderic McKen – volunteered in Uganda
"Volunteer with two ears and one mouth, and listen and learn for the people you're working with."
– Andrew Ashe – volunteered in Papua New Guinea
“At the end of my placement in Zanzibar, Tanzania, I was given a kanga (colourful printed cotton fabric) as a parting gift by the students and teachers of a college I had facilitated in. Every kanga has a Swahili quote on it, and mine reads 'nimeridhika na hali yangu' which means 'I am satisfied with my situation'. A wonderful reminder on gratitude and humility that I always try to keep close in mind.”
– Isatou Sey – volunteered in Zanzibar with ICS
“You're the agent of change and people want you to say things and make changes that they may not be able to say or make themselves.”
– Cath Nixon – volunteered in Nepal
“One of the most important things I've done is to plant seeds in people's heads, so that ideas can continue to grow once I've left.”
– Gareth George – volunteered in Nepal
"No single one person will change the world, but when you volunteer you can create the ripple in the tides to creating a better and happier world."
– Megan Lewis – volunteered in Kenya with ICS
“People learn in different ways and you need to be patient, flexible and open to new ideas.”
– Béibhinn Ní Mhuirí – volunteered in Rwanda
"My ICS host mum in Nicaragua once told me 'Every head is a world' (cada cabeza es un mundo), which reminds me to think of things from other people's perspectives and take a while to try to understand where they're coming from."
– Daisy Stella Baldwin – volunteered in Nicaragua with ICS
“In some ways, there's nothing extraordinary about volunteering. I think people have an instinct to help one another and I think some people are answering that instinct when they choose to volunteer.”
– Patricia Gilhooley – volunteered in Ethiopia
"After meeting my host sister who was paralysed from the waist down at 15 months old, but who was therefore able to continue her education and not drop out of school to get married, we decided that every situation is what you make of it."
– Alice Durrant – returned ICS volunteer
"Written above my desk in the office in South Africa - by Nelson Mandela: 'We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.' "
– Adam Bailey, volunteered in South Africa with ICS
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'All of us have a secret desire to be seen as saints, heroes, martyrs. We are afraid to be children, to be ourselves'. Words and wisdom from Jean.