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 (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 ... 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 with ...
Sage Writing - Characteristic Traits
... suggesting that Victorian 'prophetic' literature is an all-sufficing treasury of forgotten wisdom ... drawing from various forms of modern knowledge and traditional wisdom ... 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 accepted ...
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:

    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)

    Concord is just as idiotic as ever in relation to the spirits and their knockings. Most people here believe in a spiritual world ... in spirits which the very bullfrogs in our meadows would blackball. Their evil genius is seeing how low it can degrade them. The hooting of owls, the croaking of frogs, is celestial wisdom in comparison.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)