For Seekers Of Wisdom–Beth Trissel

“The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.” -Oscar Wilde

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”-Charles Dickens

“He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.”- Lao Tze

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”- Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it”-Albert Einstein

***Mount Mansfield, image by my brother, photographer and artist John Churchman. For more on his work visit:

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.”-Sophocles

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”- Robert Green Ingersoll

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”-Walter Lippman

“Wisdom is a sacred communion.”-Victor Hugo

“Wisdom begins in wonder.”-Socrates

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”- Lin Yutang

“Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?”-Friedrich Nietzsche

“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”- Alex Noble

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.”-Thomas Jefferson

“The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”-Michael Gerber

“Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.”- George Burns

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”-Sandara Carey

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”- George Bernard Shaw

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”- Confucius

“Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes.” –Dr. James Dobson

“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”-Nathaniel Hawthorne

***Apart from the image by my brother, John Churchman, the remainder of the images are royalty free.

10 responses to “For Seekers Of Wisdom–Beth Trissel

  1. Your whole family is talented. Love the Mount Mansfield picture. Love all the pictures on this fine fall day. Those are great words of wisdom. This one was my favorite:
    “The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


  2. I don’t know which is more enlightening, the quotes or the pictures. Both are really something to ponder.


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  5. Thank you Miss Beth ~ I have a Spanish Teaching job interview tomorrow and I’m a little nervous about my approach. It’s been almost 4 years since I’ve taught and I really want to impress so many aspects of my philosophy but don’t want to overwhelm. The quote by Sandara Carey, ” Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” really hit home as did many others. It seems God puts a little bug in my ear when I need a little help in understanding which way to go~ and today her name is Beth 🙂


  6. Oh what beautiful photography by your brother! Mount Mansfield is epic with its gorgeous colors! Thank you Miss Beth! I have a job interview for Spanish Teacher tomorrow and haven’t taught in almost four years so I’m a little nervous about wanting to impress my philosophy but not overwhelm. One of the quotes you include here really hits home; the one by Sandara Carey, ” Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living and the other helps you make a life.” God always seems to but a little bug in my ear just when I need to know which way to go.
    Today, her name is Beth 😉 Thanks again


    • Thanks so much. I’m glad to be a source of inspiration, Dayna, and hope all goes well with your interview. I know what you mean about God giving us those little nudges when most needed, that bug in our ear, as you said. Keep listening, and looking. He’s there. As I remind myself at times.


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