Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it.   J.I. Packer

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God’s holiness and sovereignty. acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.   J.I. Packer

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living which are to be desired when dying.    Jeremy Taylor

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.    John Selden

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn’t do anything to you, but since you aren’t wise, you need us who are old.    Martin Luther

If thou art wise thou knowest thine own ignorance; and thou art ignorant if thou knowest not thyself.    Martin Luther

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.   Thomas Fuller

A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.   Thomas Fuller

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.    Thomas Fuller

If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge.    Vance Havner

Wisdom [is] an understanding and application of the moral principles of God. Jerry Bridges

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.  – Cato

[Wisdom is:]

  1. Seeing life from God’s point of view.
  2. Ability to select the best goals for one’s life and the best means to achieve them.
  3. Skill of living life before God.   Bill Thrasher

True wisdom, which will help us make our way through this complex world, begins by acknowledging the Lord and humbling ourselves before Him (Pr. 9:10). It submits to the view that He knows best, and what this is comes to us through…the special revelation of His Word.   Melvin Tinker

If  knowledge comes by study, wisdom comes by Holy Spirit filling.   Oswald Sanders

Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.   C.H. Spurgeon

Wisdom in ruling is justice; wisdom in speech is discretion; wisdom in conduct is prudence; wisdom in evaluation is discernment.   George Seevers

The Christian rejoices in the wisdom of God. Heartache comes to him as it does to all men. Puzzles about the world situation perplex him too. He has no inside information on the day-to-day acts of God. But the Christian has something better: he has faith in the wisdom of God. The Christian knows that God knows what He is doing.   Tom Wells

God is all wise. In perfect wisdom He determined and executes His will. Someone has said: “If I had the power of God, there are many things that I would change; but if I had the wisdom of God, I would not change a thing.”   John Sale

I need not despair because the living God is my partner. I do not have sufficient wisdom to meet these difficulties, but He is able to direct me. I can pour out my heart to God and ask Him to guide and direct me and to supply me with wisdom. Then I have to believe that He will do so. I can go with good courage to my business and expect help from Him in the next difficulty that may come before me.   George Muller

As a wise, skilled pharmacist mixes medicine, our heavenly Father wisely mixes exactly the right measure of bitter things and sweet, to do us good. Too much joy would intoxicate us. Too much misery would drive us to despair. Too much sorrow would crush us. Too much suffering would break our spirits. Too much pleasure would ruin us. Too much defeat would discourage us. Too much success would puff us up. Too much failure would keep us from doing anything. Too much criticism would harden us. Too much praise would exalt us. Our great God knows exactly what we need. His Providence is wisely designed and sovereignly sent for our good!   Don Fortner

Eyes that look are common, eyes that see are rare.    J. Oswald Sanders

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God’s holiness and sovereignty… acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.    James I (J. I.) Packer

A saying I heard years ago: ‘It doesn’t matter what you do. Just do something, even if it’s wrong!’ That’s the most stupid counsel I’ve ever heard. Never do what’s wrong! Do nothing until it’s right. Then do it with all your might. That’s wise counsel.   Charles (Chuck) Swindoll

I wonder if people who asked for God to intervene in our world, really know what they are asking. Will they want to be there when God really does intervene?    C. S. Lewis  

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