“Mom: People get Knowledge and Wisdom mixed up too often. Knowledge is knowing how get away with murder. Wisdom is knowing when to use that knowledge or when to let someone else murder for you.
Me: I thought Wisdom was knowing that you shouldn’t murder people?
Mom: No that’s Integrity. That has nothing to do [...]
BY ANTHONY SAMS
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[Originally published July 1, 2011.]
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