5 Powerful Quotes About Wisdom

That Will Change Your Way of Thinking

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I. You need to acquire knowledge

“The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.”

Socrates

II. How to use knowledge

“Wisdom is the correct use of knowledge. Knowing is not being wise. Many men know a lot and are dumber for it. There is no fool as the knowing fool. But knowing how to use knowledge is having wisdom.”

Charles Spurgeon

III. Wise questions bring wise answers

“The wise man does not give the correct answers, he asks the correct questions.”

Claude Levi-Strauss

IV. The best way to acquire wisdom is through your own experience

“We can learn wisdom by three methods: first, through reflection, which is the noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easier; and third by experience, which is the most bitter.”

Confucius

  • You can reflect on how fire burns. (through reflection)
  • You can imitate how fire burns. (by Imitation)
  • But sacrificing a material like paper, to see how it burns, results in an experience of which you can abound in more knowledge. (by experience)

V. Share your wisdom

“The first step in acquiring wisdom is silence, the second to listen, the third to remember, the fourth to practice, the fifth to teach others.”

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Takeaway insight

“There are two ways to diffuse light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

Edith Wharton

I wish you today, that you can change the way you think about wisdom.

And I hope these lessons serve as an inspiration for your life.

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