Tuesday, October 5, 2010

At the End

"At the end of knowledge, wisdom begins, and at the end of wisdom, there is not grief...but hope."

5 comments:

Esmeralda Gatsby said...

Love Lloyd Aldexander :) Is that form a book of his?

Miss Pickwickian said...

Me too! He is so awesome. :-)

This, I think, is from one of his non-fiction books which I have never read.
I thought was a really good quote.

Thanks for commenting,
Miss Pickwickian

Jubilant Wife said...

hmmm... so, when you know you've reached the end of your knowledge, you've at last gained some wisdom?

Brooke said...

Wisdom makes you smart, therefore, you don't have time for grief. I think that's who I understand it. :-)

Miss Pickwickian said...

I don't think you can ever be totally aware of where you are. I'm not going to wake up one morning and have a light bulb "You are now wise. Please advance to the next level."

I think that we can know about something without being wise. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and obviously the fear of the Lord brings hope.
There are a lot of people who are very smart and knowledgeable, but are far from being wise. And, normally, they have a pretty depressing outlook on life.

I thought of this Proverb when I saw the quote...

"My son, eat honey, for it is good,
and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, there will be a future,
and your hope will not be cut off."

There are a lot of other passages in the Bible that we could look at.

Thanks for commenting guys!
Miss Pickwickian