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Profound Distinctions Between Intelligence and Wisdom

 1.  Intelligence leads to arguments. Wisdom leads to settlements.
 2.  Intelligence is power of will. Wisdom is power OVER will.
 3.  Intelligence is heat, it burns. Wisdom is warmth, it comforts.
 4.  Intelligence is pursuit of knowledge, it tires the seeker. Wisdom is pursuit of truth, it inspires the seeker.
 5.  Intelligence is holding on. Wisdom is letting go.
 6.  Intelligence leads you. Wisdom guides you.
 7.  An intelligent man thinks he knows everything. A wise man knows that there is still something to learn.
 8.  An intelligent man always tries to prove his point. A wise man knows there really is no point.
 9.  An intelligent man freely gives unsolicited advice. A wise man keeps his counsel until all options
       are considered.
10.  An intelligent man understands what is being said. A wise man understands what is left unsaid.
11.  An intelligent man speaks when he has to say something. A wise man speaks when he has something
       to say.
12.  An intelligent man sees everything as relative. A wise man sees everything as related.
13.  An intelligent man tries to control the mass flow. A wise man navigates the mass flow.
14.  An intelligent man preaches. A wise man reaches.

Intelligence is good but wisdom achieves better results.

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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."

He continued,

"The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."