Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, common sense and understanding. There seems to be agreement that wisdom is associated with attributes such as compassion, experiential self-knowledge, detachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence.
There were some people in our past, who were famous for their wisdom and knowledge some of them are very prestigious religious figures and some of them were poets and politicians.
So today we are going to talk about 10 people who were the example of wisdom.
Firstly I want to show you some characteristic of wisdom.
These are the few characteristics of wisdom.
Except above all, we cannot develop wisdom in our self without god gifted abilities.
Now let’s talk about 10 wise people of all time.
10- Wisdom of William Shakespeare
He is the most famous poet and writer of all time. He was known as the greatest writer of the English language. To be honest, he is not known as the wisest person in the history but I personally believe that he is extremely wise also, that’s why I am including him on my list of wisdom.
He was born in 1564 (baptized) and died in (1616). He had written some of the amazing plays like Hamlet, Macbeth, king lead, Julius Caesar, as you like it.
I am showing some of his famous poetries of all time:
“My generosity is as deep as the sea, My love as deep as; The more I give, the more I have because both are infinite.”
9-Wisdom of Sir Isaac Newton
We all know about Sir Isaac Newton very well and he is Known as the father of invention. He was amazingly talented, he was an astronomer, theologian, and physicist and he is widely known as one of the most influential scientists of all time.
He was the inventor of gravity and that’s why we can say that he was him behind the human reach the moon.
I am going to tell you a story about him because I found this extremely interesting and it shows his wisdom.
“The story of Newton and his invention of gravity”.
One day Isaac found himself in the garden and saw an apple fall from a tree. There is no evidence to suggest that the fruit actually rested on the head, but Newton’s observation makes him think that apples always fall directly on the ground (instead of the side or up) and helped him develop his law to universal gravity. In 1687, Newton first published this principle, which states that all bodies of the universe are attracted to all bodies with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their mass and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them, their emblematic work, the “Principia”, which also presents its three laws of motion.
8-Wisdom of Galileo Galilei
He is one of one of the most legendary personalities of the history and his achievements are so vast and He considers as the greatest scientist and philosophers of all time and he the most precious gift of wisdom, so now I am going to tell you about his achievements and personalities.
Galileo was an Italian political scientist. He studied speed, gravity, free fall, the principle of relativity, inertia, and motion of projectiles. He also describes the properties of rocker arms and “hydrostatic scales,” inventing the thermoscope and various military compasses. uses the telescope for scientific observations of celestial objects. Galileo had written about astronomy also. In one of his works, he discusses many topics, including geography, cosmography (or what we call the latitude/longitude system), eclipses, and phases of the moon. The purpose of the work may seem confusing to modern readers since Galileo wrote in the old style of science, that is, without proof or procedure, but with crazy theories. But when we compare this work with the Dialogues he later wrote in his life and refute many concepts here, we almost felt that his only intention was to expose people to these ideas just to show how the technique of modern science was superior to ideas crazy indefensible
He was known for his work as an astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician, Galileo was called the father of observational astronomy, the father of modern physics, the father of the scientific method and even the father of science. ”
7-Wisdom of Epiphanius the wise
Epiphanius the wise was born in Rostov, Russia in the first half of the fourteenth century. In 1379 he became a monk in a monastery in Rostov. Later, he moved to the Monastery of the Trinity of St. Sérgio. He visited Jerusalem and Mount Athos and probably traveled to the East. He died in the 1420s. Because of his erudition and literary competence, he became known as “the wisest.” Two vitae belong to his pen: the life of St. Stephen of Perm, written in 1396-1398, and the life of St. Sérgio de Radonezh, written between 1417 and 1418.
Epiphanius the wise repeatedly defines the nature of the writer’s work as the “weaving of words”. This definition reflects very well the ornamental nature and the verbal refinement of Epiphanius style and expressive-emotional style in general.
6-Wisdom of Confucius
He was a philosopher, Chinese teacher, politician, and editor. He was born in 551 BC and died in 479BC. He was known for his wisdom in China.
He taught some effective methods of wisdom and I am going to show you some of them so u can know about his wisdom by yourself.
• Learning Wisdom by Reflection
According to Confucius, this method is the noblest. Meaningful thinking can work wonders as it enhances your ability to absorb and learn.
Reflective learning makes a better understanding of untrained topics because it can connect different concepts to their already established theories and allow them to transform it into something that their metacognitive system has already experienced.
Reflection is more like a discovery method that stimulates many ideas and helps us to develop learning potentials. It struck our substructure cognitively and emotionally.
But it takes time and requires a lot of concentration and consistency. If your daily life is full of chaos, you may not be prepared to think about the new topics you want to learn. You will need to prepare journals and observations of your understanding so that you can revise them frequently and add additional contexts. Flexible thinking, open-mindedness, and mental state control: they are not welcome to do jobs.
In today’s world, you are responsible for your own learning and development. Even in the job market, you need to adapt to changing roles and reflective learning has a positive impact on self-awareness and confidence. Once you follow this path, you will realize that you already have a good foundation, to begin with and that you are on the way to the next level of self-awareness.
• Learning Wisdom by Imitation
Confucius says it’s the easiest way to learn. For children, this is the main tool for learning new things and teens learn every jargon by watching their peers.
Consider the unqualified craftsman who is a great financial stress and wants to lower a diploma so you can take better care of your family. By finding an opportunity, that person can get involved and at the same time acquire a new skill quickly by observing and imitating the actions of another person.
It is a social form of learning in which they are collected from each other by observation, imitation, and modeling. He understands attention, memory, and motivation. The full flowering of traditions and cultures is on this basis, where the knowledge of individual recovery is directly related to the observation of other people in the context of social interactions, body gestures and different experiences.
It is also another approach to imitate trust and competence. Discovering the truth of previous discoveries is a real deal rather than reinventing the wheel every time.
• Learning Wisdom by Experience
Based on the Confucius philosophy, this is the most bitter way of learning wisdom.
There is no substitute for experience. The strength and conviction to which each experience will contribute will make you more gratifying and unique as a human being.
His uniqueness, his character, and his life, everything that is inspired by his experiences. Each of us undergoes different transformations with varied variables that remain unique and stimulating. Man is the product of these learning experiences.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom remains, and that has moderated the warmth of experience and maturity.
Experience may be the most favorable way of learning, but the experience itself is not enough. Experience comes with its own price, exhaustion, and pre-hypothesis.
Not all experiences are used to acquire new knowledge and learn, and assuming that most of your experiences are difficult, you think it’s a problem, and their efforts to promote the same experience based on the understanding of new opportunities will go wrong and leave a bitter taste.
5-Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is commonly known as Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 and died on 1519, he was an Italian Renaissance polymath and he had deep interests in painting, sculpting, architecture, and inventions.
He was an extraordinary painter and you can easily found ability in his paintings, Some the most famous painting was made by him like Mona Lisa and sketch of Vinci’s “Vitruvius Man”, these are the most famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci,
Art and science were perfectly intertwined in the sketch of Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man,” drawn in 1490, which depicted a masculine figure in two overlapping positions, arms, and legs separated into a square and a circle. The outline represents the study of Leonardo’s proportion as well as the desire to connect man with nature.
4-Wisdom of Socrates
Socrates is known as the founder of ancient philosophy and he was the example of wisdom, justice, and dare.
Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher, of the western ethical tradition and his known for his wisdom and honesty, He was born in 470 BC and died in 399 BC in the age of almost 71, He had deep interests in Epistemology, ethics.
Socrates believed that philosophy should lead to concrete results for the greater well-being of society. He tried to establish an ethical system based on human reason instead of establishing a theological doctrine. He emphasized that human choice was motivated by the desire for happiness. The supreme wisdom comes from knowing yourself. The more a person knows, the greater is their ability to reason and make decisions that will bring true happiness. Socrates believed that this translated into politics and that the best form of government was neither a tyranny nor a democracy. Instead, government functioned best when it was run by individuals who possessed the greatest skills, knowledge, and virtues, and who possessed a complete understanding of themselves.
“Historical Execution of Socrates”.
The trial of Socrates had been started In 399 bc when the 30 tirans government had been thrown and the government of Athens had been established. He was accused of mishandled and accused the youth of Athens and for overpersuade the youth against the Athens government.
The court of Athens was based on almost 500 juries and the accused person had to defend himself in front of the 500 juries, so the court of Athens had called the Socrates for defending himself, but when socrates came to court he picked a completely different strategy and he had acted in front athens court like he dont care at all and even he had to try to convey his message against the way of thinking and rules of athens goverment, so finally the court had convicted him guilty and gave him two options, one is to leave the athens and the second is to drink poison as per athens law because it was the most common way to give the death penalty in athens, so finally socrates decided to take the death penalty over exile, and he said that the goverment of athen had to give him the free food and good until his execution day because he was the true well wisher of athens and finally the day had come when socrates had drunk the poison to prove himself and for teaching the lesson that always stands for your respect and justice, So it was the story of socrates, the father of ancient philosophy.
3-Wisdom of Aristotle
Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. He was born in the town of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern outskirts of classical Greece. He was the author of a philosophical and scientific system that became the framework and the medium for both Christian scholasticism and medieval Islamic philosophy. Even after the Renaissance’s intellectual revolutions, the Reformation, and the Explanation, Aristotelian’s concepts remained embedded in Western thinking.
The intellectual scope of Aristotle was vast, covering most of the sciences and many of the arts.
Before starting to understand the logic of Aristotle, we should know about Plato, we all know that Plato had given the concept of the illusion of the world, like who we can see, feel, and hear are an illusion or dream, the real world is just an illusionary world and we all are the creation of this illusionary world.
But the philosophy or Aristotle is completely different from Plato. The philosophy or Aristotle said that this world is not created by the imaginary world and nor we are, in fact, when the human see, feel and understand the world than the imagination of humans builds.
2-Wisdom of Plato
Plato was born in 428 or 424 BC in Athens, Greece. He was one of the most prestigious philosophers and scientist and he is known as one of the greatest philosophers and scientist of all time, he was the companion of Aristotle. The Concept of Plato about this world was completely opposite from Aristotle,
He has believed that this world is not real, everything in this world is an illusion and human himself make this work real by his imagination and human is the only source behind the existence of this world and his theory about this world was very deep and full of wisdom. It is difficult to speak of Plato without mentioning Socrates and it is difficult to speak of Socrates without mentioning Plato. Socrates was the master of Plato and appears as the protagonist of the first dialogues of Plato and his most famous work, the Republic. Socrates never wrote anything, much of our perception of who he was and what he thought came from Plato. What we know about Socrates is primarily a literary person. While Plato wrote all his early philosophical works as dialogues, we can see a version of Socrates turned to life, but this is Plato’s version.
1-Wisdom of The great Suleiman A.S (Solomon)
The Prophet Suleiman (Solomon) was the youngest son of Prophet Dawud (peace). He was born in Jerusalem. His mother’s name is Sabah. While he was a talented person with many known gifts, his father made him his heir. After the death of Prophet Dawud, he ascended the throne of Judah because of his intellect, the power of judgment, correct understanding, and spiritual vision. The Holy Qur’an states, “And we really mention Dawud and Suleiman and they say, Praise to God, that we value most of his faithful servants.”
He is credited with the construction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and many other significant buildings, including a royal palace. Till date, he is revered for his unparalleled wisdom and is often referred to as ‘The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived’. A prolific writer with great insight, several books written on Suleiman A.S including, ‘The Book of Proverbs’, ‘Ecclesiastes’, ‘Song of Solomon’ and ‘Book of the Wisdom of Solomon’. His regal splendor spread all over the world and he gained adulation from all over. His diplomatic skills earned him great alliances with some of the greatest powers of his time.
The Prophet Suleiman (peace be upon him) inherited many virtues from his illustrious father. He was gifted with special gifts. The wind was made subordinate to him and he could easily hold long journeys in the blink of an eye. The Holy Quran states:
“And (We did) the subservient wind to Suleiman, of which the course of the morning was a month’s journey and the course of a month’s journey.” (54:12)
“Then we subject the wind to his power, establishing himself just by his command with whomever he wills” (38:36)
“And to Suleiman, we subdue the wind in his fury. He flows by his request toward the land we bless and all that we are aware of.” (21:81)
He was the most powerful and wisest human ever, according to the Muslims and others also, he was the prophet of God and God gave him the power to control animals, Jinn and wind and he had talked to the animal also, his kingdom was not only on the humans but animals and air also, he is the greatest king ever and he was the biggest example of power and wisdom.
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