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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... 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 ...
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 ...
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