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The Wisdom module currently consists of a list of what we call "gems", aka. tokens of densely compressed knowledge. Those are shower thoughts, inspiring quotes, mind-blowing facts, and excerpts from good books.

Whenever you stumble over a gem, take a moment to add it to your trove of wisdom so that it can inspire you when you need inspiration.

If activated in the settings, Reflect will resurface random gems as Gem of the day for your daily reflection.

If you wanna know what inspires us, take a look at our Gem Box.


Gems are linked to entries either via the date of creation or via direct association if you use the + Add gem button in the Entry details menu. If Show items in entries is activated in App settings, gems will show up inside entries along your daily writings.

Gem types

Here is an overview of the currently available gem types and what they were intended for. We might add more in the future.


These are just recommendations. Just like all features in Journalistic you can make up your own rules and use the gem types as you please.


A thought is basically an original idea of yours, an important insight, or even a fundamental question.


  • "Focus and creativity are opposites"
  • "Expectations are poison"
  • "A lot of people think happiness can be found, when it actually needs to be created"


This one should be self-explanatory. Quotes are great, they are the memes of the past, and the ones that endure time usually encode a lot of wisdom in just a few words.


  • "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" – Leonardo da Vinci
  • "The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God" – Antoni Gaudí
  • "Nobody's free until everyone's free" – Fannie Lou Hamer


Facts can be axioms (fundamental truths), mind-blowing stats, historical events, etc. Axioms are the most important ones, though you will probably not be able to collect many of those. We can only truly be certain of something if it is derived from first principles, aka. if the chain of reasoning is based on valid logic and ends at one or more axioms.


  • "We have about 3 billion heartbeats, that's it"
  • "I think, therefore I am"
  • "98% of the 7 billion billion billion atoms in the human body are replaced every year"


Excerpts are text snippets or paragraphs from books, articles, papers, etc., which contain important information or represent a summary of a big idea or concept.


  • "The opposite of a good idea can also be a good idea" from Alchemy by Rory Sutherland
  • "If there is a difference between elegance and simplicity, it's too subtle for me" from The Cosmic Landscape by Lenny Susskind
  • "The older the problem, the older the solution" from Navalmanack by Eric Jorgenson