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Quick links to words on this page...
| 1. Wisdom
2. Wisdom / Intelligence
3. Wisdom from Hard Knocks
4. Wisdom / Brilliance
5. Wisdom comes from Experience
6. Experience is the Mother of Wisdom
7. Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom
8. Learn from Wisdom
9. Power of Understanding and Wisdom
10. Each Time You Stumble and Fall,...
|11. When Three People Gather,...
12. Intelligence / Intellect
13. Bodhi - Awakening Enlightenment
14. You May Learn from Victory,...
15. The Five Tenets of Confucius
16. The Ease of the Scholar
17. Confucius: Universal Education
18. A wise man changes his mind
19. Learning is Eternal
20. Example is Better than Precept
|21. Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success|
22. Failure is the Mother of Success
24. You May Learn from Victory,...
25. Open the Minds of the Next Generation...
26. An Open Book Benefits Your Mind
27. Wise and Virtuous
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Customizations that you select may raise or lower the price. Medium size available for $7 more.
chi / tomo
This is the simplest way to write wisdom in Chinese, Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.
See our Wisdom in Chinese, Japanese and Korean page for more wisdom-related calligraphy.
The first Kanji represents "to know" or "to realize". Combined, these two Kanji mean "learn, know, and understand completely". Another way to translate this is "to know all things in their entirety".
Ancient Japanese/Korean version: This is also a word in old Korean Hanja, with a slight difference in the last character - if you want that version (which is also the ancient Japanese version) please click on the character to the right, instead of the button above.
The first character means, "wise" or "smart" and the second character means "intelligence".
This means intellect or wisdom in Japanese too, but is a more unusual way to write this word (though both versions are pronounced the same in Japanese).
See Also... Learn From Wisdom
Wisdom / Intelligence
e / kei
This single character can be translated as wisdom, but it has more of an "intelligent" flavor. This can also mean cleverness or wit.
Wisdom / Intelligence
This Japanese word refers to wisdom, intelligence, and prudence.
This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Receive on blow, [and one] learns a lesson; Receive ten blows, [and one] becomes a great Zhuge [Liang]. You must first understand that a man named Zhuge Liang was one of the great strategists and philosophers in Chinese history. He's known as a man of great wisdom.
In Chinese, this means "ability and wisdom" or "ability and intelligence".
Note that the ancient/traditional form is shown above. After WWII, in both Japan and China, the first character was simplified. If you want this reformed/simplified version, just click on the characters to the right, instead of the button above. This is a good choice if your audience is Japanese.
Wisdom comes from Experience
bù jīng yī shì bù zhǎng yī zhì
You can translate this Chinese proverb a couple of ways.
It's been said that wisdom comes from good judgment, and good judgment comes from experience, while experience comes from a series of times when you used bad judgment.
This is an interesting word in Chinese. It simultaneously means inner beauty and inner wisdom. Some will translate it as "intelligent but unassuming". Basically, it's about having unexpected ability or traits on the inside which are not immediately obvious on the outside.
Learn from Wisdom
(When you see a wise person, try to be like them)
jiàn xián sī qí
When you meet a wise person, you should learn from them and be inspired to become as wise as they are.
See Also... Knowledge
Power of Understanding and Wisdom
This means the power of understanding and insight in Chinese. It is often associated with Neo-Confucianism. In that regard, it means to realize man's true nature or to find your soul, the soul of others, or the soul of the world. Some will translate this simply as the state of being "savvy".
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The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)
Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.
The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|chi / tomo||zhì|
|Wisdom / Intelligence||慧|
|e / kei||huì|
|Wisdom / Intelligence||贤明|
|Wisdom from Hard Knocks||挨一拳得一招挨十拳变诸葛|
|n/a||ái yī quán dé yī zhāo ái shí quán biàn zhū gě|
ai yi quan de yi zhao ai shi quan bian zhu ge
ai i ch`üan te i chao ai shih ch`üan pien chu ko
|ai2 yi1 quan2 de2 yi1 zhao1 ai2 shi2 quan2 bian4 zhu1 ge3|
ai i chüan te i chao ai shih chüan pien chu ko
|Wisdom / Brilliance||才智|
|Wisdom comes from Experience||不经一事不长一智|
|n/a||bù jīng yī shì bù zhǎng yī zhì|
bu jing yi shi bu zhang yi zhi
pu ching i shih pu chang i chih
|bu4 jing1 yi1 shi4 bu4 zhang3 yi1 zhi4|
|Experience is the Mother of Wisdom||经验是智慧之母|
|n/a||jīng yàn shì zhì huì zhī mǔ|
jing yan shi zhi hui zhi mu
ching yen shih chih hui chih mu
|jing1 yan4 shi4 zhi4 hui4 zhi1 mu3|
|Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom||内秀|
|Learn from Wisdom||见贤思齐|
|n/a||jiàn xián sī qí|
jian xian si qi
chien hsien ssu ch`i
|jian4 xian2 si1 qi2|
chien hsien ssu chi
|Power of Understanding and Wisdom||悟性|
|Each Time You Stumble and Fall, You Gain Experience and Wisdom||吃一堑长一智|
|n/a||chī yí qiàn, zhǎng yí zhì|
chi yi qian zhang yi zhi
ch`ih i ch`ien chang i chih
|chi1 yi2 qian4 zhang3 yi2 zhi4|
chih i chien chang i chih
|When Three People Gather, Wisdom is Multiplied||三人寄れば文殊の知恵|
|san nin yore ba monju no chie |
|Intelligence / Intellect||智能|
智能 / 知能
|Bodhi - Awakening Enlightenment||菩提|
|You May Learn from Victory, You Will Learn from Failure||百胜难虑敌三折乃良医|
|n/a||bǎi shèng nán lǜ dí sān zhé nǎi liáng yī|
bai sheng nan lv di san zhe nai liang yi
pai sheng nan lü ti san che nai liang i
|bai3 sheng4 nan2 lv4 di2 san1 zhe2 nai3 liang2 yi1|
|The Five Tenets of Confucius||仁义礼智信|
|jin gi rei tomo nobu |
|rén yì lǐ zhì xìn|
ren yi li zhi xin
jen i li chih hsin
|ren2 yi4 li3 zhi4 xin4|
|The Ease of the Scholar||默而识之学而不厌诲人不倦何有于我哉|
|n/a||mò ér zhì zhī xué ér bù yàn huǐ rén bù juàn hé yòu yú wǒ zāi|
mo er zhi zhi xue er bu yan hui ren bu juan he you yu wo zai
mo erh chih chih hsüeh erh pu yen hui jen pu chüan ho yu yü wo tsai
|mo4 er2 zhi4 zhi1 xue2 er2 bu4 yan4 hui3 ren2 bu4 juan4 he2 you4 yu2 wo3 zai1|
|Confucius: Universal Education||自行束脩以上吾未尝无诲焉|
自行束脩以上吾未嘗無誨焉 (note 嘗 = 嚐)
|n/a||zì xíng shù xiū yǐ shàng wú wèi cháng wú huì yān|
zi xing shu xiu yi shang wu wei chang wu hui yan
tzu hsing shu hsiu i shang wu wei ch`ang wu hui yen
|zi4 xing2 shu4 xiu1 yi3 shang4 wu2 wei4 chang2 wu2 hui4 yan1|
tzu hsing shu hsiu i shang wu wei chang wu hui yen
|A wise man changes his mind (but a fool never will)||君子豹変す|
|kun shi hyou hen su|
kun shi hyo hen su
|Learning is Eternal||学无止境|
|n/a||xué wú zhǐ jìng|
xue wu zhi jing
hsüeh wu chih ching
|xue2 wu2 zhi3 jing4|
|Example is Better than Precept||身教胜于言教|
|n/a||shēn jiào shèng yú yán jiào|
shen jiao sheng yu yan jiao
shen chiao sheng yü yen chiao
|shen1 jiao4 sheng4 yu2 yan2 jiao1|
|Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success||失敗は成功のもと|
|sittpai wa seikou no moto|
sittpai wa seiko no moto
|Failure is the Mother of Success||失败是成功之母|
|n/a||shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ|
shi bai shi cheng gong zhi mu
shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu
|shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3|
shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
|You May Learn from Victory, You Will Learn from Failure||勝って得るものも有れば負けて得るものも有る|
|katte erumono mo areba|
makete erumono mo aru
|Open the Minds of the Next Generation|
To Stimulate Thinking
|An Open Book Benefits Your Mind||开卷有益|
|n/a||kāi juàn yǒu yì|
kai juan you yi
k`ai chüan yu i
|kai1 juan4 you3 yi4|
kai chüan yu i
|Wise and Virtuous||贤|
|gaku / satoru||jué / jiào|
jue / jiao
|jue2 / jiao4|
If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "wisdom" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.
Some people may refer to this entry as Wisdom Kanji, Wisdom Characters, Wisdom in Mandarin Chinese, Wisdom Characters, Wisdom in Chinese Writing, Wisdom in Japanese Writing, Wisdom in Asian Writing, Wisdom Ideograms, Chinese Wisdom symbols, Wisdom Hieroglyphics, Wisdom Glyphs, Wisdom in Chinese Letters, Wisdom Hanzi, Wisdom in Japanese Kanji, Wisdom Pictograms, Wisdom in the Chinese Written-Language, or Wisdom in the Japanese Written-Language.
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