"Those who ignore the wisdom of those who came before rarely transcend them." -- Me.
Nice. Epigram is a lost art.
Having said that -- Who is ignoring ? Who is being ignored ? What is the wisdom ? Was it "theirs" ? Or is it just out there to be found -- if you look? Is there only one, or more than one, aspect of transcending that wisdom, however understood ?
Apropos in this context, to both current debates and Ueshiba's direct transmission:
"Wisdom is experience, but simply repeating the experience of others not only does not increase wisdom, it does not even preserve it."