Wisdom

As is obvious from the title of this blog, Amy focus concentrates on wisdom.

A writer in the past wrote about the benefits of wisdom.

“Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.

For wisdom is more profitable than silver,and her wages are better than gold.

Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left.

She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.

Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.”

Proverbs. 3:13 -18

Wisdom enriches.

• Wisdom can’t be acquired simply through reading books; knowledge is one thing, wisdom quite another.

• Wise people continue to doubt themselves (and that’s part of what makes them wise).

• Wisdom is positively related to happiness.

• Wisdom must be distinguished from mere cleverness (which frequently “poses” as wisdom).

• Wise people talk less, are silent more, and listen more than those lacking wisdom.

• Wisdom is a function of time and experience (which are prerequisites to it).

• Wisdom derives more from mistakes and failures than from success.

• Wisdom has as its antonyms foolishness or folly . . . but not always.

• Wisdom is antithetical to fear. In fact, it’s what enables a person to overcome fear.

• Wise people are also humble. There’s really no such thing as someone who is both proud or arrogant and wise.

• Wisdom, and its quest, breed kindness and compassion.

Leon F Seltzer, Ph.D

The Wisest Quotes on Wisdom

Wisdom, like fine wine, takes time to age, Posted Apr 03, 2012, Psychology Today

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