Wisdom works

Through the ages many have put universal wisdom to work to better their lives. 

Fortunately too, people from all walks of life have expressed wisdom in fine words that resonate timelessly across the world. We don’t need to reinvent Wisdom, the principles can be found everywhere.

The School will shortly provide a Words of Wisdom weekly mailing that will send a fresh and thought-provoking quotation to interested subscribers.

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Words of Wisdom

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"No one saves us except ourselves. 

No one can and no one could. We must walk the path ourselves."


In meditation, go deep in the heart. In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. 

In speech, be true. In daily life, be competent. In action, be aware of the time and the season.

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A civilisation comes about through the successive contributions of generations that support each other, like the stones of a building.

André Fossard

"One touch of nature makes the whole world family."

William Shakespeare

Without opening your door,

You can open your heart to the whole world.

Sri Santanander Saraswati

In our hurry to find a better situation in time, we pass by the flower of being in every moment.

Tony Parsons

Other languages?

The Practical Philosophy introductory courses are given in English on Monday evenings, and are held in-person (depending on status of Covid restrictions) at the School house in Brussels. Separate courses are also available in French and Dutch. Visit our French or Dutch language websites for more information.

A real taste of philosophy

The next 10-week introductory course in Practical Philosophy will be held in-person at the School House in Brussels (subject to Covid-19 restrictions). 

Occasional online sessions may be held - see the registration page. These would be interactive, encouraging discussion with the tutor and between group members, as do the in-person sessions. The course fee is €70 which covers the 10 week term.