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Single Idea 8766

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 3. Wisdom Deflated]

Full Idea

In much wisdom is much grief.

Gist of Idea

In much wisdom is much grief


Anon (Ecc) (21: Book of Ecclesiastes [c.200 BCE], 01.18)

Book Reference

'The Bible', ed/tr. the Church [Collins 1950], p.326

A Reaction

If this is true, then the question is of what there is in wisdom that will compensate for the grief. Personally I doubt the whole claim. Some wisdom involves grief, but most of it involves pleasure, even when understanding of evil is the target.