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We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. — Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time Remembrance of Things Past, Vol II: Within a Budding Grove



70 People, Ages 5 to 75 (Glamor, YouTube Playlist)
5-75 Video Series (Glamor, Official Website)


wisdom : (a) ability to discern inner qualities and relationships (b) good sense [common sense] (c) accumulated philosophical or scientific learning — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence. Wisdom has been defined in many different ways,including several distinct approaches to assess the characteristics attributed to wisdom. — Wikipedia

Wisdom (Encyclopædia Britannica)



Athena, in ancient Greek religion, was the goddess of handicraft, and wisdom. She was associated with birds (especially the owl). Her birth to Zeus and contest with Poseidon for suzerainty of Athens were depicted on the Parthenon. Her birthday festival was the Panathenaea. — Encyclopædia Britannica

Muse, In Greco-Roman religion and myth, any of a group of sister goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory). A festival was held in their honour every four years near Mount Helicon, the centre of their cult in Greece. They probably began as the patron goddesses of poets, though later their range was extended to include all the liberal arts and sciences. — Encyclopædia Britannica

Athena’s Office

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Athena's Office in SL



To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: Second Series, Experience

TED Talks (YouTube Channel)
TED Talks (Official Website)

Talks about Wisdom (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Wisdom (Big Think)

Wisdom Quotes (BrainyQuote)




Wisdom in Philosophy (Encyclopædia Britannica)
What is Wisdom? (Stephen Palmquist, The Tree of Philosophy)




The Fascination of Wisdom: Its Nature, Ontogeny, and Function (Paul B Baltes, et al., Perspectives on Psychological Science)



Wisdom Campaigns (Indiegogo)


Wisdom Gifts (Zazzle)
Wisdom (Etsy)



Objectivity (The Royal Society, YouTube Channel)
The Royal Society Collections (Official Website)

Margarita Philosophica: Renaissance Answer to Wikipedia (Jennifer Rebekah Talley, University of Michigan Library)
Gregor Reisch’s Works, Margarita Philosophica (Wikipedia)


Wisdom of History (J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses)


The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. — Benjamin Disraeli

Quotes About History (Wisdom & Historical Studies, Age of the Sage)


Wisdom Online Exhibitions (Smithsonian)


Wisdom (ArchiveGrid, OCLC)


DDC: 179 Wisdom (Library Thing)
Subject: Wisdom (Library Thing)

Subject: Wisdom (Open Library)

LCC: BJ 1595 Wisdom (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Wisdom (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: BJ 1595 Wisdom (Library of Congress)
Subject: Wisdom (Library of Congress)

Subject: Wisdom (WorldCat)




MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Wisdom (JSTOR)
Wisdom (NPR Archives)


Wisdom (Judith Glück, Oxford Bibliographies)



Wisdom (USA.gov)



Charlie Rose (YouTube Channel)
Charlie Rose Show (Official Website)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Mr. Roger’s Books (WorldCat)


e-funnies: Great Jokes From the Internet (YouTube Playlist)


Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia (Tim Hunkin)


The DIKW pyramid, also known variously as the DIKW hierarchy, wisdom hierarchy, knowledge hierarchy, information hierarchy, information pyramid, and the data pyramid, refers loosely to a class of models for representing purported structural and/or functional relationships between the communication content types of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. — Wikipedia

Most writers about the hierarchy refer to this passage from T. S. Eliot’s The Rock.

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — T. S. Eliot, The Rock



These are links to pages about closely related subjects.

DIKW Content Hierarchy

Data, Information, Knowledge and, of course, Wisdom (You are here! 🙂  )



1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.