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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Famous quotes containing the word wisdom:

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    Mothers with marriageable daughters ought to look out for men of this stamp, men with brains to act as protecting divinity, with worldly wisdom to diagnose like a surgeon, and with experience to take a mother’s place in warding off evil. These are the three cardinal virtues in matrimony.
    HonorĂ© De Balzac (1799–1850)

    The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
    Isaac D’Israeli (1766–1848)

    The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)