I have a lot of short aphoristic sentences built up in Dashed Off posts and notebooks. It seems to be worthwhile at least to submit them for collaborative polishing, should any be possible. So I think I will occasionally put some out and see if anyone wants to argue with them, or suggest improvements on them, or propose their own on similar topics. And so I start with a few on wisdom:
All folly is mutilated wisdom.
The young often have wisdom, but only with age can they consistently recognize it for what it is.
Without law, there is no forgiveness; without wisdom, there is no reconciliation; without love, there is no healing.
Wisdom is distilled drop by drop, as understanding is reached step by step.
The first step toward wisdom is to sit down quietly.
Goodness and wisdom naturally create traditions.
Half the power of wisdom is found in listening.
The fear of the Lord prepares for wisdom by destroying pride.
Who loves wisdom finds it everywhere.
Wisdom is fertile with measure and meaning.