1.1—Read Quotes About Wisdom


  1. Read the following quotes about the pursuit and use of wisdom and education.
  2. Write a short essay or discuss with your instructor: What does education and the pursuit of wisdom require of us?
SELECTION: Quotations about wisdom and education.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)

“Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them.” (Francis Bacon)

“Education ought to be little more than a form of intellectual repentance. If it is more than that or less than that, horrors result.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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