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Daemon
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Though a man be wise, it is no shame for him to live and learn.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)
Trivium_Discipulus
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Daemon wrote:
Though a man be wise, it is no shame for him to live and learn.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Indeed, the approach of living and learning effectively is the foundation of one's wisdom.

That is the entire purpose of the Trivium Method - the first three of seven ancient liberal arts.

Trivium
1. Grammar (data): Who, What, Where, When
2. Logic (fallacy and contradiction free): How
3. Rhetoric: The best method to persuade why (can be used benevolently to expose truth or malevolently to occult truth from the masses).

Interestingly, Sophocles has several books listed under Trivium Reading at Goodreads...

http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/trivium
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:56:25 AM
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Daemon wrote:
Though a man be wise, it is no shame for him to live and learn.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


"Antigone", Haemon to his father, Creon, in defense of Antigone : "For if any man thinks that he alone is wise,-that in speech, or in mind, he hath no peer,-such a soul, when laid open, is ever found empty. No, though a man be wise, 'tis no shame for him to learn many things, and to bend in season."
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It seems that there and then it was a point of hot discussion not an established fact. Two thousand years spent not in vain, thanks to Athena and her posse.
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 6:30:59 AM

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For a man, considering himself as wise, that would be a shame, even though he is reputed as such by the society.
Christine
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 6:43:42 AM
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Wisdom is different than intelligent.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 7:26:54 AM
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Could it be dear Christine that intelligence facilitates the application of knowledge resulting in that which we name wisdom?
A wise choice, the wisdom to know when to speak or to remain silent.
ithink140
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 7:54:13 AM
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Christine is right, wisdom is different to intelligence although the two are not mutually exclusive. One can be of high intelligence but lack wisdom in their everyday affairs, conversely one can be instinctively wise, or have experience led wisdom, but lack high intelligence or learning. Or one can possess both or neither.
Abdelkrim
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 8:46:51 AM

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Being wise doesn't mean you reach the top of the world.Learning is a life long experience.
Miriam...
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 9:44:53 AM

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Good point Christine. I liked the comments from other members as well. There are many facets of wisdom to consider. I especially liked the added information of Trivium and Verbatim. What is so astonishing to me, or, perhaps, what leaves its indelible mark upon my brain, heart and soul, is the timelessness of Sophocles' words. His eloquence is as beautiful now as it was in antiquity. The wisdom of truth in the ancient world, is the truth of the present, and always will be.
capitán
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 10:59:24 AM

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“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it” A.E.
Christine
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:02:45 PM
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To me, wisdom is intelligence + kindness.
Prashant Kumar
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This is what Mahatma Gandhi did till the very last breath of his life.
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Candid converse; I believe humility is paramount, apart from experiences, to attaining wisdom. Even though not a necessity, intelligence molds it to greatness.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 7:06:09 PM
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I have gained wisdom today, reading all of the posts here. Wisdom + Kindness, could cure all of the world's ills one selfless act at a time. The very thought of it brings a smile.

thx Christine.
Miriam...
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 9:38:39 PM

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Hear,hear...:)
MTC
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 10:17:11 PM
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I learn something new here everyday, but wisdom comes with experience--or not.
Pasathon Mayakool
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 11:37:22 PM

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I think both wisdom and intelligence are equally important to our everyday's life...Yeah, it still means nothing if we don't keep learning lol...

And I also agree with many of you guys here; wisdom comes with experience. As long as you keep your eyes peeled to the outside world, you'll gain more wisdom, if not, you gain nothing but laziness. Dancing
Christine
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In some children's soul have wisdom.
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