First, a few quotes on the subject of wisdom . . .
By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal,
together with the surest means of attaining it.
J. I. Packer. theologian
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7, King Solomon