Friday, October 18, 2013

#1212 Fail to appreciate

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.  ~ Rumi

Cleverness is not wisdom.  ~ Euripides

Which would you rather be if you had the choice--divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?  ~ L. M. Montgomery,  Anne of Green Gables

Too clever is dumb.  ~ Ogden Nash

If we fail to appreciate the soul that Easternism gives us, then what we have is a disconnected,  Greco-Roman, Western, egocentric,compartmentalized, reductionist, fragmented,linear thought process that counts on cleverness.  ~ Joel Salatin

Quotes about cleverness

- Why is cleverness often seen as a vice rather than a virtue?
- What might you consider changing about yourself?
- What can we appreciate about the Eastern perspective?