Difference between Knowledge Vs Wisdom


Knowledge is gained through learning facts. Someone who knows a lot about a certain subject, such as science or history, can be considered knowledgeable. Information found online or in books can help someone expand her knowledge on a topic.

Knowledge consists of being in possession of a compilation of facts, data, information about a topic, event, person really, anything that can be learned or known. Knowledge can be acquired over a period of time by researching, studying, investigating, observing, or experiencing the information. It is best understood or recognized as being aware of and understanding concepts and facts, usually in regard to a specific subject.

An individual who is knowledgeable is generally considered to possess an above-average awareness of “truths” data or information especially information that pertains to a particular subject and that is considered logical, proven, and something that can be known definitively.


Wisdom comes from observing experiences and learning from them in a way that affects future decisions and behavior; it is the capacity to see the truth of a matter, in spite of any illusions or distractions. For example, someone might spend beyond his means and end up in unnecessary debt, but if he is wise this will only ever happen to him once, as he will have learned from his mistake; in the future, he will save his money before he spends it carelessly. An even wiser person might avoid such a mistake altogether by listening to the wisdom of others or by wisely choosing to seek information (knowledge) on how to properly manage finances.

Knowledge of facts and information is somewhat a part of wisdom, in that a wise person gains the ability to sort through and determine what facets of their knowledge are evergreen or applicable to their life, or at least to a specific situation or set of circumstances.

Wisdom is often seen as possessing the ability to take knowledge and apply it in a way that enables you to make your life more meaningful and fulfilling. It enables individuals to discern what is of primary importance in a situation and thereby act in such a way as to reap the maximum possible benefit from the situation in other words, to make wise choices.

Ultimately, wisdom is taking knowledge information and facts about the world and about people and profitably applying it to life. But wisdom also cuts much deeper than that because it involves developing an intimate understanding of life, how the world works, and how knowledge affects someone’s life on a personal level.



Knowledge is information of which someone is aware. Knowledge is also used to mean the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose. Wisdom is the ability to make correct judgments and decisions. It is an intangible quality gained through our experiences in life.
Allows for change in response to new information or analyses. Seeks to always improve. Timeless. Wisdom is “Who we are” vs. “What we do” Wisdom governs choice, pursuit of knowledge, communication and relationships.
Knowledge can be simply acquired through education. Wisdom cannot be simply acquired through learning.
Learning, education, science, reflection, reasoned and logical thought. Self. Intuition. Our personal experience. Wisdom defines and refines our character. “Character is simply who we are and is the persona and identity of everything we do.”
Knowledge gives you the ability to identify whether some fact is true or false. Wisdom gives you the ability to discern whether some idea is right or wrong.
Knowledge is the acquisition of information and facts. Wisdom is the application of the acquired knowledge.

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