Tweets by The Wise Sloth #13: Knowledge and Wisdom

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If you’re not reading or listening to new knowledge daily, then don’t expect yourself to become much less idiotic.

The dullest pencil has a better memory than the sharpest mind.

Knowledge is memorizing a road map of Europe. Wisdom is being able to find the easiest route to Amsterdam.

The less you aspire to learn, the less you will become.

Every individual human’s quality of life is directly tied to the total number of humans who are in a lifelong quest for truth and knowledge.

A day you don’t teach yourself knowledge that helps you achieve your ultimate goal, is a day wasted.

Don’t die without having told as many people as possible the most important knowledge you learned in your life.

The more time you spend learning about pop trivia, the less time you have to learn about the world’s real problems, and thus, the less useful you are.

 

Knowledge is knowing the right answers. Wisdom is asking the right questions.

Knowledge is just retaining rote facts. Wisdom is finding/deducing rote facts that help you accomplish the most important goal in life.

A man is knowledgeable if he can recite the answers to many questions, but he is a fool if he can’t answer the most important questions.

A wise man asks himself what the most important questions are, and then tries to solve them.

The more you ask yourself what’s most important in life, the better you’ll understand that and live accordingly.

“What’s important in life?” you ask. Well, keep asking yourself that for the rest of your life, and hope your answer isn’t totally wrong.

Wisdom is too important to wait for it to fall into your lap. Not constantly seeking/collecting it is how you stay an idiot your whole life.

Don’t ask why some people have so much figured out. Ask yourself what you’ve been doing that’s more important than getting life figured out.

I’m not saying, “Don’t challenge other people’s beliefs,” but you’d improve the world more by challenging your own beliefs.

All of tomorrow’s geniuses are stubborn idiots today.

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