Thursday, June 30, 2011


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

K. How 'bout a poem on this subject?
Proverbs 2:6
For the Lord gives wisdom, understanding and knowledge

1 comment:

Trisha said...

Such good words here, Jo! Love those last lines by Cowper and how true Roosevelt's thoughts on time are.