Wisdom, sapience, or sagacity is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence.


Wisdom is the combination of experience, knowledge and careful judgment. If you’ve got it, you’re “wise.” If you haven’t, well don’t worry, most of us don’t either.

What is Wisdom?

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Wisdom in Christian theology

Wisdom in Islam

Hebrew Bible and Judaism

Wisdom in Buddhism

Wisdom in Hinduism

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WISDOM: The Highest Aim of Life and Higher Education

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