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.

Wisdom, sapience, or sagacity is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. 

Plato’s Quotes

Plato’s Quotes At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. -Plato I would teach the children music, physics and philosophy, but the most important is music, for in the patterns of the arts are the keys to all learning. -Plato No one is more hated than he who speaks...

Muhammad Ali’s Quotes

Muhammad Ali’s Quotes Don’t count the days, make the days count. -Muhammad Ali Superman don’t need no seat belt. Comment to a flight attendant, who replied: “Superman don’t need no airplane, either.” -Muhammad Ali He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. -Muhammad Ali God...

Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill Quotes We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill There is no such thing as a good tax. -Winston Churchill Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice

Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice This category lists gems of advice found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for purpose in life. “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom

Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Wisdom This category lists gems of wisdom found in the Bible. Reflect on these passages and quotations in your quest for greater spiritual knowledge. “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Divine Justice

Bible Verses and Quotes: Divine Justice The Bible talks a lot about God’s justice and how the righteous triumph over the wicked. This category is filled with selected passages that shed light on this important issue. “He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Inspiration

Bible Verses and Quotes: Inspiration We all could use a few uplifting words in these trying times. This category features quotations that lift up the spirit and warm the soul. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the...

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Bible Verses and Quotes: Key Passages

Bible Verses and Quotes: Key Passages This category serves as a reference for some of the Bible‘s most important passages. Many will know these by heart, but those new to the faith will find this page useful. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same...

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Keys to Christian Living

Keys to Christian Living You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love… The test of a man then is not, ‘How have...

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). – Mark Twain The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who...

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Understanding Wisdom

Understanding Wisdom Editor’s Note “At present there can be little doubt that the whole of mankind is in mortal danger, not because we are short of scientific and technological know-how, but because we tend to use it destructively, without wisdom. More education can help us only if it produces more...

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How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World?

How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World? The Urgent Need for an Intellectual Revolution For much of my working life (from 1972 onwards) I have argued, in and out of print, that we need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of science...

Confucius and Socrates

Confucius and Socrates Teaching Wisdom Introduction When contemplating what philosophical contribution can be made to education, one way to begin is to look at the origin of the word “philosophy,” which derives from Greek, and means literally “the love of wisdom.” In Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates said that those whose ideas...

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Sophism

What Is Sophism? Sophism in the modern definition is a specious argument used for deceiving someone. In ancient Greece, sophists were a category of teachers who specialized in using the tools of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of teaching arete — excellence, or virtue — predominantly to young statesmen...

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Perspicacity

What Is Perspicacity? Perspicacity (also called perspicaciousness) is a penetrating discernment (from the Latin perspicācitās, meaning sharpsightedness, discrimination)—a clarity of vision or intellect which provides a deep understanding and insight. In 17th-century Europe, René Descartes devised systematic rules for clear thinking in his work Regulæ ad directionem ingenii (Rules for the direction of natural intelligence). In Descartes’ scheme, intelligence consisted...

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The Key to Wisdom

The Key to Wisdom Nearly forty years ago I discovered a profoundly significant idea – or so I believe. Since then, I have expounded and developed the idea in six books[1] and countless articles published in academic journals and other books.[2] I have talked about the idea in universities and...

Sophology: The Study of Wisdom

Sophology: The Study of Wisdom An Exploratory Essay Outline: Wisdom: preliminary notion Analysis of the situation calling for wisdom What wisdom is not Wisdom, psychiatry, midwifery Sophology as a justified neologism: against philosophy Some analogies of wisdom Winning, losing – losing one’s soul Economics as a pseudo-analogy of wisdom The...

The Wisdom of Rumi

The Wisdom of Rumi Main articles: Rumi, Jalaladdin al – Rumi, Mevlânâ Celâleddin Mehmed Rumi’s Biography, Prayers Of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Prayers Quotes by Rumi , Rumi Quotes, Poems by Rumi His poetry speaks the universal language of love, faith, and tolerance, and he has been hailed by numerous literary...

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Where Is The Wisdom We Have Lost In Knowledge?

Where Is The Wisdom We Have Lost In Knowledge? If you travel northwest from Athens, on the road to Corinth, you will come to the ruins of the once great city of Delphi. Delphi is the place once thought by the Greeks to be the center of the world. Here,...

The 7 Dimensions of Wisdom

The 7 Dimensions of Wisdom Get Out of Your Own Way: Coaching and Self-Development Using SOPPHIA  The concept of wisdom is as old as human civilization. It implies that the greatest challenge that each of us faces is ourselves. Sophia is the Greek word for wisdom, and in mythology was...

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