Friday Wisdom – Wisdom

A truly wise person asks more questions than gives answers.

A wise person is thought to be wiser when they simply reply, “Interesting isn’t?”

A knowing smile, a nod of the head, and saying “Ah yes,” can make you seem wise even when you don’t understand what’s going on.

God gave us two ears and only one mouth.  Think about it.

Knowledge is know a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is know not to put it in a fruit salad.

A wise person speaks because they have something to say; a fool speaks because they have to say something.

Everyone is a fool for five minutes a day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.

Why are a “wise man” and a “wise guy” opposites?

Why do tug boats push their barges?

Why are “overlook” and “oversight” opposites?

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

It’s not so much what you say as it is how you make people feel.

One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make is deciding whether to walk away or try harder.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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20 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Wisdom

  1. aquene7 says:

    Very good. Really like the to steal from one is plagiarism line.. wisdom is so needed to do life

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  2. Good ones! You must be very wise… 😉

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  3. Christi says:

    These were indeed wise sayings. My dad’s favorite was, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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  4. Debra says:

    I think we desperately need wisdom to navigate unsettled times. Your list is a great place to start!

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  5. Some actual wisdom sprinkled in with the funnies.

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  6. floridaborne says:

    A lot of good advice compiled in this post.

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  7. dfolstad58 says:

    Five minutes a day eh? Some folks thought it was hours.

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  8. Raymond Lockley says:

    Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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  9. Dave Foyle says:

    Thanks for your post!

    I once heard this piece of wisdom:

    In a conversation, when not speaking, you should be listening.

    However, when not speaking, for too many people, they are waiting to speak.

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