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Knowledge, Wisdom, Virtue et cetera

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These are some character traits needed for a good life.  Wisdom is more valuable than knowledge or perhaps wisdom is just more difficult to know.

So I encourage those interested to expound and/or bring in quotes that inspire or enlighten this area.


--- Quote ---Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching; for he that was only taught by himself had a fool to his master.
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Ben Jonson (d. 1637)


--- Quote ---It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.
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Hannah More (d. 1833)

Medical science today has the same attitude as in 1887:

--- Quote ---Neither biology nor physiology are the science, nor even branches
of the Science of Life, but only that of the appearances of life. While true
philosophy stands Oedipus-like before the Sphinx of life, hardly daring
to utter the paradox contained in the answer to the riddle propounded,
materialistic science, as arrogant as ever, never doubting its own
wisdom for one moment, biologises itself and many others into the
belief that it has solved the awful problem of existence. In truth,
however, has it even so much as approached its threshold? It is not,
surely, by attempting to deceive itself and the unwary in saying that life
is but the result of molecular complexity, that it can ever hope to promote the truth.
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Blavatsky, from "Science of Life" article.


--- Quote ---Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.
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