Word of the Day: Wisdom

/wizdəm/, noun:

1. the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius, 551 BCE – 479 BCE

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.” Calvin Coolidge, 1872 – 1933

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates, c. 469 BCE – 399 BCE

2. the ability to discern inner qualities and relationships; insight

Good sense, not age, brings wisdom.” Publilius Syrus, 46 BCE – 29 BCE

3. knowledge and understanding of what is proper or reasonable

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” Buddha