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Wisdom:

see Wisdom of SolomonWisdom of Solomon
or Wisdom,
early Jewish book included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate but not in the Hebrew Bible. The book opens with an exhortation to seek wisdom, followed by a statement on worldly attitudes.
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Wisdom

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Amenhotep
(fl. 14th century B.C.) pictured as bearded man holding papyrus roll. [Ancient Egypt. Art: Parrinder, 18]
Athena (Rom. Minerva)
goddess of wisdom. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 713]
Augustine, St
. (354–430) patron saint of scholars; voluminous theological author. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 384–385]
Balder
most beautiful, luminescent, and wise god. [Norse Myth.: Parrinder, 40]
blue salvia
traditional symbol of wisdom; indicates mature judgment. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Bodhi
knowledge by which one attains Nirvana. [Buddhism: Parrinder, 48]
Bragi
god of wisdom, poetry, and eloquence. [Norse Myth: Parrinder, 50]
Chiron
knowledgeable Centaur; instructed Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 62]
Confucius
(551–479 B.C.) Chinese philosopher and writer. [Chinese Hist.: Parrinder, 65]
Enki
god of wisdom; counterpart of Akkadian Ea. [Sumerian Myth.: Parrinder, 90]
Fudo
Japanese god of wisdom. [Jap. Myth.: Leach, 427]
Ganesha
wisdom god having a human body and an elephant head. [Hindu Myth.: Leach, 440]
gold
symbol of sagacity. [Color Symbolism: Jobes, 356]
Hiawatha
“wise man”; legendary founder of Iroquois Confederacy. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 229; Am. Lit.: “Hiawatha” in Benét, 466]
Jerome
St. Latin doctor of Church; preeminent biblical scholar. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 185]
Mimir
guardian of well of wit and wisdom. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 244]
Nebo
god of sagacity; inventor of writing. [Babyl. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 749]
Nestor
sage counselor and just king of Pylos. [Gk. Hist.: Wheeler, 257; Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Odin
god; drank from fountain, became all-knowing. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 774]
owl
associated with Athena, goddess of wisdom. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 231]
Plato
(427–347 B.C.) Greek philosopher revered for wisdom. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 2165]
Sarastro
High Priest represents benevolent guidance. [Ger. Opera: Mozart The Magic Flute in Benét, 619]
scroll
early form of manuscript; symbolic of learning. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 85]
Socrates
(469–399 B.C.) wise and respected teacher adept at developing latent ideas. [Gk. Hist.: EB, 16: 1001–1005]
Solomon
invested by God with unprecedented sagacity. [O.T.: I Kings 3:7–13; 4:29–34]
tree of the knowledge of good and evil
eat of its fruit and know all. [O. T.: Genesis 2:9; 3:6]
white mulberry
traditional symbol of wisdom. [Tree Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
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Anyone who you don't know is a stranger; anyone who doesn't have any wisdom is crazy.
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NRI investors should take initiative for the enhancement of education sector in the state," CM said, "which will contribute to the excellence for the academic arena of the state and will assist the state for the cost effective education with international flavour to provide more employability to the job seekers from the state and the presence of Wisdom Education Group in Kerala will provide cost effective education with international standard," he added.