To recognize that the soul of a man is unknowable is the ultimate achievement of Wisdom. The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in a balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his own soul?

Oscar Wilde


  1. Beth Trissel // July 26, 2009 at 2:52 PM  

    Oh wow! Wonderful Wilde quote and lovely pic.

  2. Mary Ricksen // July 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

    I'm with Beth. Good stuff Linda.

  3. Mary Marvella // July 26, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

    Once again you have hit us with "food for thought". We'll be pondering this for a while. Thanks for the quote and the photo.

  4. Scarlet Pumpernickel // July 26, 2009 at 7:19 PM  

    Lovely picture! Esoteric is the most descriptive word I have for Wilde's words. They make me think, analyze and ponder. Three things I mostly abhor to do! Makes my brain hurt!

  5. Nightingale // July 26, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

    I took the picture in the mountains of TN when I went on my Utopic journey to pick up my car.

  6. Judy // July 27, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

    Love this...It's always nice to see what wonderful words have come from others... Thanks!

  7. Joanne // July 29, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

    Beautiful picture and quote. Thanks for sharing.