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Quotes on Wisdom

We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, and effort which no one can spare us.- Marcel Proust


Wisdom provides guidance in the way of righteousness. ~Proverbs 4:10-19


How does a person acquire wisdom? It develops from life-long, child-like curiosity and a playful spirit. Wise people are happy rather than hostile, no matter how badly life has treated them. You gain wisdom when you ask questions, explore, want to know how things work, and learn valuable lessons from rough experiences. ~Al Siebert


Wisdom can be gathered. Wisdom can be learned, or gained. Wisdom cannot be taught. ~Jerry Fletcher


Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Wisdom has been regarded as one of four cardinal virtues; and as a virtue, it is a habit or disposition to perform the action with the highest degree of adequacy under any given circumstance. This implies a possession of knowledge or the seeking thereof in order to apply it to the given circumstance. This involves an understanding of people, things, events, situations, and the willingness as well as the ability to apply perception, judgement, and action in keeping with the understanding of what is the optimal course of action. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions (the "passions") so that the universal principle of reason prevails to determine one's action. In short, wisdom is a disposition to find the truth coupled with an optimum judgement as to what actions should be taken in order to deliver the correct outcome. ~Wikipedia


Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes by putting things together. ~John A. Morrison


A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ~ Francis Bacon


Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living.

~Anthony Douglas Williams

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