Sadly, history is a lengthy record of the harms wrought by knowledgeable, well-meaning people who lacked wisdom.
In contrast to knowledge, wisdom is generally considered to be morally good. Albert Einstein once said, ‘Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.’ Such a process is lengthy and arduous, which teaches the pursuer patience and humility. When one finally uncovers a connection or insight that he or she believes to be universally applicable ‘truth,’ it often inspires awe akin to a spiritual experience.
Charlie Munger Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Subject matter experts number in the thousands, but the wise may only number in the tens or hundreds.
And history records their names and achievements for posterity’s sake.
In other words, knowledge is a tool, and wisdom is the craft in which the tool is used.Then what you say, what you think, and what you do will then be in the light of that wisdom and you will avoid making mistakes and creating suffering. As a corollary to that proposition which is very important, it means that you are hooked for lifetime learning.Thich Nhat Hanh Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty. And without lifetime learning, you people are not going to do very well.That is why the thought process must cease, and for this cessation there must be knowledge of oneself. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.Therefore meditation is the beginning of wisdom, which is the understanding of one’s own mind and heart. Shakti Gawain Go to table of content One liners, short thoughts of wisdom and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds, tattoos, SMS, Facebook, Whats App, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.Jiddu Krishnamurti First of all, to understand truth you must stand alone, entirely and wholly alone.No Master, no teacher, no guru, no system, no self-discipline will ever lift for you the veil which conceals wisdom. Thibaut The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them.Many people mistake knowledge for wisdom because they are intimately related, and this is unfortunate because they are quite different in an important way.Knowledge is the accumulation of facts and information.‘Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers,’ wrote Alfred, Lord Tennyson.Truths stay with a person for the rest of his or her life, coloring all subsequent thoughts and actions.