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 Meanings and Examples of WISDOM
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wisdom
 n.  quality of being wise; knowledge ; results of wise judgments
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  For the Council of Vocations knows in its great wisdom where you are needed by your brother men, better than you can know it in your unworthy little minds.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ONE
2  We think that in the wisdom of women the Golden One had understood more than we can understand.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWO
3  No single one can possess greater wisdom than the many Scholars who are elected by all men for their wisdom.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART THREE
4  We need all our time, we need the work rooms of the Home of the Scholars, we want the help of our brother Scholars and their wisdom joined to ours.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART FIVE
5  We had not thought of coming here, but our legs had carried our wisdom, and our legs had brought us to the Uncharted Forest against our will.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART SEVEN
6  It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the weak steal the might of the strong, by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ELEVEN
7  Thus did all thought, all science, all wisdom perish on earth.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART TWELVE
8  This advice was not followed by the Carthaginian senate, but its wisdom was well seen later, when the opportunity to act upon it was gone.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVII.
9  Never did any man by the most splendid achievements gain for himself so great a name for wisdom and prudence as is justly due to Junius Brutus for feigning to be a fool.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II.
10  And, truly, Servius was wanting in wisdom when he imagined that the sons of Tarquin would contentedly resign themselves to be the sons-in-law of one whom they thought should be their subject.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV.
11  And although there might arise sometimes a courageous pope, such as Sixtus, yet neither fortune nor wisdom could rid him of these annoyances.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI — CONCERNING ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPALITIES
12  But the scanty wisdom of man, on entering into an affair which looks well at first, cannot discern the poison that is hidden in it, as I have said above of hectic fevers.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII — CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY, AN...
13  Therefore it must be inferred that good counsels, whencesoever they come, are born of the wisdom of the prince, and not the wisdom of the prince from good counsels.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII — HOW FLATTERERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED
14  I loved my school, and the fine faith the children had in the wisdom of their teacher was truly marvellous.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IV
15  But such transformation calls for singular wisdom and patience.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  The past is for wisdom, the present for action, but for joy the future.
2  Politeness is not always the sign of wisdom, but the want of it always leaves room for the suspicion of folly.
3  The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
4  True wisdom is know what is best worth knowing, and to do what is best worth doing.
5  Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
6  To care for wisdom and truth and the improvement of the soul is far better than to seek money and honour and reputation.
7  His "cosmic vision" is to blend Christianity with "the wisdom of all world religions".
8  Some of the best lessons we ever learn from our mistakes and failuresThe error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
9  What is not wisdom is danger.
10  That's good wisdom which is wisdom in the end.
11  Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom.
12  To flee vice is the begnning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom.
13  An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom.
14  Learn wisdom by the follies of others.
15  I doubt the wisdom of his conduct.