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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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 ...
Sage Writing - Characteristic Traits
... Victorian 'prophetic' literature is an all-sufficing treasury of forgotten wisdom ... social issues, drawing from various forms of modern knowledge and traditional wisdom ... sage writing can be distinguished from traditional wisdom literature in that "Whereas the pronouncements of traditional wisdom literature always take as their point of departure the assumption that they embody the ...
Sage (Sophos)
... Therefore the philosopher (literally lover of wisdom in Greek) does not have the wisdom he or she seeks ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word wisdom:

    I am afraid I am one of those people who continues to read in the hope of sometime discovering in a book a single—and singular—piece of wisdom so penetrating, so soul stirring, so utterly applicable to my own life as to make all the bad books I have read seem well worth the countless hours spent on them. My guess is that this wisdom, if it ever arrives, will do so in the form of a generalization.
    Joseph Epstein (b. 1937)

    There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    He rejected, if he did not despise, democratic principles; advocated a government as strong, almost, as a monarchy.... He believed in authority, and he had no faith in the aggregate wisdom of masses of men.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)