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what is wisdom ?

  1. renfen88 profile image53
    renfen88posted 8 years ago

    what is wisdom ?

    it is very abstract . it is very difficulty to dig out . if you open the door of the wisdom ,you will live freely and happily . my chinese history teacher said . he learns traditional culture for many years ,but just touch the surface . he will spend the whole life researching  into it

  2. Torch Harrison profile image84
    Torch Harrisonposted 8 years ago

    "Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.  One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."  - Sandra Carey

    "Memory is the mother of all wisdom." - Aeschylus

    "No man was ever wise by chance." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    "Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone." - Horace

    Simply put, one cannot be wise without living a life.

  3. Brendon Floyd profile image75
    Brendon Floydposted 8 years ago
  4. Brendon Floyd profile image75
    Brendon Floydposted 8 years ago

    Wisdom is the understanding and acceptance of your ignorance. Like the saying goes, ‘the more you know, the less you know.’

  5. renskei profile image60
    renskeiposted 7 years ago

    the Greek word of wisdom is "Sophia"

            wisdom is applying and understanding

  6. FloBe profile image81
    FloBeposted 7 years ago

    Lots of people have knowledge but if they cannot apply it to real life, they have little or no wisdom.

  7. Jason R. Manning profile image86
    Jason R. Manningposted 7 years ago

    Without diving into the complicated stratagems of Greek philosophy, simply put, a wise man does not need to test a fire to know it will burn him.  A fool will test the fire and gain knowledge by being burned.

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    JakeTheSnake1999posted 7 years ago

    When your wise!? Actually I don't know I think it is a gift...

  9. msorensson profile image72
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    Like love, it is undefinable so I will quote one of the unknown Zen Masters. It is wisdom seeking wisdom.