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.

Read more about Wisdom:  Philosophical Perspectives of Wisdom, Educational Perspectives of Wisdom, Psychological Perspectives, Religious Perspectives, Sapience

Famous quotes containing the word wisdom:

    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    We denote this primary wisdom as Intuition, whilst all later teachings are tuitions.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Having become conscious of the truth he once perceived, man now sees only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence, he now understands the symbolic element in Ophelia’s fate, he now recognizes the wisdom of the woodland god, Silenus: it nauseates him.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)