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Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it. - Anon. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Nobody lives long enough to make them all himself. - Anon I would have you learn this great fact: that a life of doing right is the wisest life there is. If you live that kind of life, you'll not limp or stumble as you run. Proverbs 4:11, 12 TLB Experience comes from what we have done. Wisdom comes from what we have done badly. - Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School A colleague of mine at NASA was assigned to prepare a presentation on lessons learned from our bad experiences with the Hubble Space Telescope. On his chart at the briefing, lesson No. 1 read: "In naming your mission, never us a word that rhymes with trouble." - Reader's Digest, March, 1993, p. 128 Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. - J.I. Packer, Knowing God, p. 80. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson You don't have to be listed in Who's Who to know what's what. Wisdom is spiritually opportunistic (Eph. 5:16-17) A wise man learns by the experience of others. An ordinary man learns by his own experience. A fool learns by nobody's experience.