Wisdom is not what comes from reading great books. When it comes to understanding life, experiential learning is the only worthwhile kind, everything else is hearsay.
Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk.
A good life is like a weaving. Energy is created in the tension. The struggle, the pull and tug are everything.
Lots of old people don't become wise, but you don't get wise unless you age.
No matter how hard you dance, not everyone will clap