The Differences between Intelligence and Wisdom


Intelligence leads to arguments.
Wisdom leads to settlements.

Intelligence is power of will.
Wisdom is power OVER will.

Intelligence is heat, it burns.
Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.

Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker.
Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.

Intelligence is holding on.
Wisdom is letting go.

Intelligence leads you.
Wisdom guides you.

An intelligent mind thinks he knows everything.
A wise mind knows that there is still something to learn.

An intelligent mind always tries to prove his point.
A wise mind knows there really is no point.

An intelligent mind freely gives unsolicited advice.
A wise mind keeps his counsel until all options are considered.

An intelligent mind understands what is being said.
A wise mind understands what is left unsaid.

An intelligent mind speaks when he or she *has to say something*.
A wise man speaks when he or she has something to say.

An intelligent mind sees everything as relative.
A wise mind sees everything as related.

An intelligent mind tries to control the mass flow.
A wise mind navigates the mass flow.

An intelligent mind preaches.
A wise mind researches.

Intelligence is good but it takes wisdom to achieve better results.

Intelligence will steal this information and ascribe it self but WISDOM will learn and pass it on knowing its unwise to steal another man’s intellectual property.


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