Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens

Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens

Jimi HendrixAmazingly, this quotation is widely attributed to Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) ... but there is no actual proof that he either said it or wrote it. There is, however, proof that Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) wrote, "It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen." It is tempting to see these as dichotomies, existing in two different people, but I prefer to believe that both qualities may be contained in one person, and that the true wise and knowledgeable person will speak when sharing knowledge is appropriate, and listen otherwise.

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