June 17, 2009

To be wise

"To be wise is not to know particular facts but to know without excessive confidence or excessive cautiousness. To both accumulate knowledge while remaining suspicious of it, and recognizing that much remains unknown, is to be wise."
~ Meacham, J. A. 1990, The loss of wisdom. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed), Wisdom, its nature, origins, and development, 181-212. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

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