Wisdom

Wisdom is a deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to apply perceptions, judgements and actions in keeping with this understanding. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions (the "passions") so that universal principles, reason and knowledge prevail to determine one's actions. Wisdom is also the comprehension of what is true coupled with optimum judgment as to action. Synonyms include: sagacity, discernment, or insight.

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Sage (Sophos)
... Therefore the philosopher (literally lover of wisdom in Greek) does not have the wisdom he or she seeks ... The sage, on the other hand, does not love or seek wisdom, because he already has wisdom ... The philosopher is not wise but, aware that he is not wise, seeks wisdom, and loves wisdom ...
Sage Writing - Characteristic Traits
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Sinister Wisdom
... Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural, lesbian literary and art journal by and for lesbians ... Sinister Wisdom is published quarterly in Berkeley, California and provides free subscriptions to incarcerated and institutionalized women as well as reduced-price subscriptions for lesbians with limited/fixed ...
Wisdom, Montana - Demographics - 2000 Census Data
... There were 61 households out of which 11.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 1.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families ... It is unknown how many male householders with no wife present existed ...
Coming Persecutions - 10:16 Necessity of Cunning and Innocence
... This wisdom entails avoiding danger, but only in ways consistent with their mission ... Their wisdom is to be for self-preservation, rather than doing harm to others as did the serpent of Genesis ... This further shows that the wisdom of snakes, and the innocence of doves, while different, are not at odds ...

Famous quotes containing the word wisdom:

    Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.
    —Bible: New Testament 1 Corinthians 3:18-19.

    If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

    To assault the total culture totally is to be free to use all the fruits of mankind’s wisdom and experience without the rotten structure in which these glories are encased and encrusted.
    Judith Malina (b. 1926)