The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

difference between wisdom and knowledge

The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable. Wisdom is knowing not to include it in a fruit salad.

-Miles Kington

There is a great difference between knowledge and wisdom.

On one hand you do need a specific amount of knowledge to be able to dive into the world of wisdom…

But the major difference is…

You have to apply what you know. You have to take the knowledge you have been given or received…and test it.

If it works for you, go for it. If it doesn’t, change the plan.

There’s nothing wrong with heading in a completely different direction if something is working the way you want it to.

That’s what leaders do.

That’s what visionaries do.

This is one of the biggest things I have learned throughout my short life. Application of the knowledge.


If you apply what you know, you can change your entire life around.

That’s a reality.

But you have to be willing to try. Because if you never try you will never know.


Of course it’s going to challenge you and take everything you have to accomplish it…

But that’s the point.

Without a challenge you wouldn’t feel the sweet sense of victory

-Evan Sanders

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  • John Northcutt Young
    January 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

    True. You have inspired a BREVITY:

    Wisdom is
    Knowledge applied.

    Thank you.

  • Christine Smith-Johnson
    January 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hi Evan! You are so right. I really enjoy your insight.

  • Solo
    January 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I like this…

  • celestealluvial
    January 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Loved your message. Well said! 🙂 Celeste

  • Hermit
    January 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Eventually we gain the wisdom to know that knowledge is endless.

  • mrsjbisme
    January 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I am really enjoying your blog. Amazing!

  • apollorose
    January 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    If we can’t find the “big” in simple, small things, then we’re not ready for the big things. 🙂

  • The Hook
    January 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Your point of view is spot-on, my friend. Great post!

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  • Vic Rana
    January 10, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Another excellent post. I liked the simple example of a tomato..:-)