Several quotes about wisdom.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.  ~Isaac Asimov

It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.  ~A.A. Hodge

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.  ~Norman Cousins

Wisdom comes by disillusionment.  ~George Santayana

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.  ~Sophocles

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10 thoughts on “Several quotes about wisdom.

  1. Dear JF thank you very much for coming along on the “guestwriters” site, liking my article (http://fromguestwriters.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/wisdom-not-hard-to-find-nor-hiding-in-remote-places/) and asking me to bring an additional comment on your article.

    I do believe that when God created everything, He provided man with enough wisdom. God also gave man the task to take care of the world and to name things. To be able to do that he did need to have enough wisdom. Man could also recognise the certain wisdom and order that has been woven into the fabric of creation. But by doubting the right of God to know everything and to be in charge of everything, man got to know “good” and “bad” but also lost a lot of the innocent thoughts and shame and fear entered in his life-world.

    Man at first only broke God Laws, but then started loosing faith in “man” itself and by doing so doubt became more part of his life and insecurity made him less aware of certain things and less able to take in knowledge. His time of living reduced and more and more impurities entered his life, making him more and more imperfect.

    In history we can see that man his life shortened but also that they started doing more absurdities. They also wanted to be more dependent on others and on other things so that they lost a lot of capabilities. Some populations kept on training for a long time their special gifts like tracking (or tracing), recognising how the weather would be, etc.. Today most lean onto modern gadgets which have taken over of mind.

    Would we not all live our own way? How much do we want to rely on others? How much knowledge de we want to accept from others? How many people do not think they know better?

    the majority of the population distanced themselves from their Maker and are not willing to listen to His advice which makes that a lot of knowledge necessary to have a good living is not given to them.

    Christians should come to recognise the many blessings which come already to them in this lifetime, because they are willing to listen to the Words of God. In them there is so much knowledge or wisdom that we even can not cope with it all. Though if we are wiling to study the Bible regularly and regularly spend time to that Word of God, we shall receive more and more necessary knowledge to make a better life for ourselves.

    Following Christ should enhance following his will and giving ourselves totally in the hands of his Father, like Christ himself has given himself totally to his Father, not doing his own will (the will of Jesus/Jeshua), but doing the Will of God (the Only One God Jehovah). this God can not be bribed by offers, money or an amount of repeated words in prayers. God knows our heart, and knows what is best for us. We can ask Him for things, but we best let Him know that we would not mind to have it “His Way”, instead of “our way”.

    In 2010 I wrote:
    In the daily reality, words are like pennies – going from hand to hand, mouth to mouth. Sometimes we have a break in our “brain to mouth” connection. Soul, heart and brain should be in harmony, and words not more than a good tool which is used wisely. (http://christadelphianworld.blogspot.be/2010/01/honor-your-own-words-as-if-they-were.html)

    I also would like to remind the words of Leonard Ravenhill who said:

    “One can study because the brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge.
    But we pray as the soul yearns for God.”

    Plus :

    ”Wisdom is, and starts with, the humility to accept the fact that you don’t have all the right answers, and the courage to learn to ask the right questions.”
    – Author Unknown (http://christadelphianworld.blogspot.be/2009/11/words-must-be-weighed-not-counted.html)

    Let us all look for God, have the right fear for Him, have the love of a grateful child, and nurture ourselves with His Wisdom.

    By following the Wisdom of God and by adhering to His Will we shall be able to bear the pain the world brings over us, and we shall be able to grow and to get more wisdom ourselves. And in the love of Christ we should be pleased we can receive such wisdom and share it with others so that we can help each other to grow, in the name of Jesus Christ.

    • Thank you very much for this very good comment. We know that there are people who don’t believe in God.
      However, several famous Communist leaders became believers before their death.

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