Saturday, January 12, 2013

Love and Wisdom

Philosophy is the love of wisdom,
poetry the wisdom of love.

Wisdom is to know what knowledge is.
Love is to master who power becomes.

Knowledge of knowledge, power of power.
Self-knowledge. Self-mastery.
Wisdom. Love.

Philosophy is an inquiry into knowledge
for the love of wisdom.
Poetry is the governance of power
in the wisdom of love.

Of course, in the world,
there will be knowledge without self-knowledge,
and throughout history,
there will be power without self-mastery.

But there will always also be philosophers
and poets, not to mention wisdom and love.

There will be sages and lovers, too.

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