Wisdom education helps youth to form a positive identity; build healthy relationships; resist negative impulses, influences, and pressures; and find their voices.
A core part of the Baltimore Wisdom Project's vision for everyday wisdom involves instilling youth and adults with strong conflict transformation skills that enhance their ability to enact restorative justice in the world.
Wisdom of Leaders
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." —Nelson Mandela
"If you don't know what you're living for, you haven't yet lived.” —Rabbi Noah Weinberg
"The highest result of education is tolerance." —Helen Keller
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind." —Khalil Gibran
“Who is wise? One who learns from every man…Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations…Who is rich? One who is satisfied with his lot…Who is honorable? One who honors his fellows.” —Ben Zoma
"Schooling is what happens inside the walls of a school, some of which is educational. Education happens everywhere, and it happens from the moment a child is born—and some people say before—until a person dies." —Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." —Aldous Huxley
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors." —Maya Angelou
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." —Confucius
"In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.” —June Jordan
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." —Benjamin Franklin
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