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1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 2. Wise People

[sort of character traits which accompany wisdom]

23 ideas
Wise people choose inaction and silence [Lao Tzu]
One who knows does not speak; one who speaks does not know [Lao Tzu]
Men who love wisdom must be inquirers into very many things indeed [Heraclitus]
Good people are no different from wise ones [Plato]
Don't assume that wisdom is the automatic consequence of old age [Plato]
Philosophers become as divine and orderly as possible, by studying divinity and order [Plato]
Aristotle thinks human life is not important enough to spend a whole life on it [Nagel on Aristotle]
Wise people can contemplate alone, though co-operation helps [Aristotle]
It is not much help if a doctor knows about universals but not the immediate particular [Aristotle]
It is a great good to show reverence for a wise man [Epicurus]
A wise man has integrity, firmness of will, nobility, consistency, sobriety, patience [Cicero]
Wise people escape necessity by willing it [Seneca]
A wise man is not subservient to anything [Seneca]
A philosopher should have principles ready for understanding, like a surgeon with instruments [Aurelius]
To try to be wise all on one's own is folly [Rochefoucauld]
Wise people have fewer acts of will, because such acts are linked together [Leibniz]
Unlike science, true wisdom involves good taste [Nietzsche]
While faith is a passion (as Kierkegaard says), wisdom is passionless [Wittgenstein]
If you hope to improve the world, all you can do is improve yourself [Wittgenstein]
Wisdom is the property of a person, not of their cognitive state [Whitcomb on Zagzebski]
The best philosophers I know are the best people I know [Heil]
Tell cleverness from answers, but wisdom from questions [Mahfouz]
The devil was wise as an angel, and lost no knowledge when he rebelled [Whitcomb]