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Intelligence and Wisdom

Both intelligence and wisdom are good but wisdom achieves more:

  1. Intelligence can lead to arguments. Wisdom leads to settlements.

  2. Intelligence is power of will. Wisdom is power over will.

  3. Intelligence is heat, it burns. Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.

  4. Intelligence is the pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker. Wisdom is the pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.

  5. Intelligence is holding on. Wisdom is letting go.

  6. Intelligence leads you. Wisdom guides you.

  7. An intelligent person thinks he knows everything. A wise person knows that there is still something to learn.

  8. An intelligent person always tries to prove a point. A wise person knows that there is really no point.

  9. An intelligent person freely gives unsolicited advice. A wise person keeps his counsel until all options are considered.

  10. An intelligent person understands what is being said. A wise person understands what is left unsaid.

  11. An intelligent person sees everything as relative. A wise person sees everything as related.


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