Ten Quotes About Wisdom On World Philosophy Day 2017

Since 2002, World Philosophy Day has been commemorated on November 16.

Philosophy is the study of the nature of reality and existence, of what is possible to know, and of right and wrong behavior.

It comes from the Greek word phílosophía, meaning ‘the love of wisdom.’

Philosophy is one of the most important fields of human thought as it aspires to get at the very meaning of life.

In establishing World Philosophy Day, UNESCO strives to promote an international culture of philosophical debate that respects human dignity and diversity.

Today marks one that encourages academic exchange and highlights the contribution of philosophical knowledge in addressing global issues.

Here’s one article we find interesting on why philosophy matters in medicine and here, this philosopher addresses environmental degradation.

Do you love wisdom? We think it’s the principal thing.

Also, here are 20 quotes about wisdom and like the book of Job says, “Where shall wisdom be found?”

  1. Is not wisdom calling out? Is not discernment raising its voice? On the heights along the road, it takes its position at the crossroads. . . . At the entrances of the doorways, it keeps crying out loudly.”—PROVERBS 8:1-3
  2. Incline your heart to discernment; if, moreover, you call out for understanding itself and you give forth your voice for discernment itself, if you keep seeking for it as for silver, and as for hid treasures you keep searching for it, in that case you will understand the fear of Jehovah, and you will find the very knowledge of God. For Jehovah himself gives wisdom; out of his mouth there are knowledge and discernment. SOLOMON – PROVERBS 2:1-6
  3. “For to be wise is only one thing—to fix our attention on our intelligence, which guides all things everywhere.”- HERACLITUS OF EPHESUS, LIVES OF THE EMINENT PHILOSOPHERS, 9.1
  4. To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. – RALPH WALDO EMERSON
  5. Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. -ISAAC ASIMOV
  6. Constant and frequent questioning is the first key to wisdom … For through doubting we are led to inquire, and by inquiry we perceive the truth. -PETER ABELARD
  7. Knowledge is proud that he has learn’d so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. – WILLIAM COWPER
  8. You are that rarest of creatures: a man with the wisdom to see beyond his own time. -ALASTAIR REYNOLDS
  9. There is no wisdom without leisure. Ancient Jewish Wisdom, cited by W. B. YEATS in an address given 3/28/1923.
  10. “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” – 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31



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