WISDOM QUOTES XI

quotations about wisdom

Gaining wisdom is a wonderful thing. Giving it back is better.

MIKE BELL, "Canadian jazz great Bob Erlendson set to celebrate his 85th in style with Ironwood show", Calgary Herald, January 16, 2016

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Knowledge is horizontal; it's the accumulation of facts. Wisdom is vertical; it sees life from God's perspective.

BOB RUSSELL, "Praying for political leaders", Church Central, January 26, 2016

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Knowing how to make a banana pudding is knowledge, but wisdom is knowing if others appreciate your efforts.

LARRY EFIRD, "Wisdom, knowledge and banana pudding", Salisbury Post, January 9, 2016

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Every person on earth has something to contribute, and that wisdom is a shared reality.

ELAD NEHORAI, The Wisdom Daily, January 18, 2016

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The trouble is that conventional wisdom is invariably wrong.

JOHN THORNHILL, review, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution", Financial Times, January 17, 2016

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Learning discernment is a lifelong project, and wisdom is hard-won.

JEANIE MILEY, "Learning discernment is a lifelong project", San Angelo Standard-Times, January 29, 2016

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Knowledge means knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH, "Knowledge Versus Wisdom", The Roanoke Star, April 3, 2017

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Wisdom is the lost property of the believer.

MUHAMMAD, Muhammad: The Last Prophet

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Wisdom is using your knowledge to see opportunities, risks, challenges and the things that you need to do.

JOHN BRENNAN, "Why the former CIA director is in Augusta during Masters Week", MyAJC, April 6, 2017

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Unless, we value wisdom, we are bound to suffer many things that we were never meant to suffer.

KILTON MOYO, "Teaching our children wisdom", NewsDay, March 30, 2017

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Wisdom is a strange thing; you learn to fight for what you can achieve and give up on the things that are impossible.

RAY WILLIAMS, "Ray Williams reflects on 90 years", Goulburn Post, April 9, 2017

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Wisdom is seen to come from God; indeed, it is seen to have a divine quality itself. The Bible encourages people of faith to seek wisdom. It is important to do whatever it takes to gain wisdom, because those who were wise were seen to be closer to God, because they were seen as having the Spirit of God within them.

KENNETH TAYLOR, "Avoid foolishness ... seek wisdom", Indianapolis Recorder, March 30, 2017

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Crime is the entertainment of the fool; so is wisdom for the man of sense.

BIBLE, Proverbs 10:23

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Seen from the distance of 50 years, a lot of the assumed political wisdom is noteworthy mostly for just how wrong it was.

LILY ROTHMAN, "50 Years Ago This Week: Why the Presidential Campaign Starts Earlier Than Ever", Time, April 10, 2017

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The essence of Hikmah or wisdom is to place everything in its correct place, speech or action, as well as the conformance of knowledge with action.

AL-SAMARUA'I, "The deeper meaning of Subhan Allah", Islam21c, April 10, 2017

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One of the characteristics of a great leader is wisdom, and the best way to get wisdom is through experience. Normally that experience includes a few failures -- that's where battle scars and limps come from.

INGAR GREV, "Here's why companies don't want to hire people over the age of 40", Biz Journals, January 26, 2016

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Mystical wisdom is the living awareness by faith of the Lord's personal presence in one's own life and in the world. It is relevant because this creating and healing presence holds everything together, and to live life to the full, we need to draw close to this source of life.

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ, National Review, March 31, 2017

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In my experience, nothing has taught me more than the failures I've experienced--because they gave me wisdom to understand what to do differently next time.

DONALD CHESTNUT, "If 50 is the new 40, then what does that mean for 40?", Campaign Live, April 3, 2017

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When we ignore wisdom, we then embrace foolishness.

KILTON MOYO, "Teaching our children wisdom", NewsDay, March 30, 2017

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One could argue that judgment and wisdom are the same; certainly wisdom is enhanced by judgment, but neither can be taught in the sense that knowledge can. If wisdom and judgment were learnable attributes as, say, algebra, much heartache of maturation could be avoided. Alas, it is not so.

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH, "Knowledge Versus Wisdom", The Roanoke Star, April 3, 2017

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