Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Knowledge and Wisdom

Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have ofttimes no connection, Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men;
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass,
The mere material with which Wisdom builds,
Till smoothed, and squared and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems t'enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

-William Cowper Compendium p. 740

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 1:7

Nine tenths of being wise, is being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt
 This was my first Cowper reading and it will probably be my favorite for awhile.
Glimmers of growth in the gospel,
Gaining in grace. (x x / x )
family response:
"I do so like Green Eggs and Ham
I like them Sam I am"
Not Quite.

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