The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. (Carl T. Rowan)
A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life. (Norman Cousins)
I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library. (Ray Bradbury)
A library is thought in cold storage. (Herbert Samuel)
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. (Alexander Smith)
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. (Albert Einstein)
The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy, and community. (Paula Poundstone)
How can someone gain wisdom?
- Read a variety of books
- Talk to a variety of people
- Try new things and get out of your comfort zones
- Pay attention to what is going on around you
- Be open minded
- Attend educational classes
- Attend seminars and workshops whenever possible
- Hang around wise people
- Be humble
- Learn from your mistakes
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. (Joseph Addison)
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. (David Bailey)
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. (Joseph Addison)
Owls appeal to me, because they have been used to symbolize wisdom for centuries.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance. (Benjamin Franklin)
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. (Thomas Jefferson)
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. (Socrates)
The other day, I realized I was failing to communicate with Gwen. It was my own fault. I forgot to place myself in her shoes. I forgot how I felt when I was about to graduate high school and go out into the real world. I forgot how scary it can be.
I decided I needed to smack myself in the head. I have a PhD in communication, yet I failed to utilize my own knowledge and skills.
Sometimes I wonder about myself…