“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” Jimi Hendrix

Several things that I have heard and read today make me more committed than ever to talking less, and listening more.

It seems almost eerie that I ran across: “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens,” a quotation attributed to Jimi Hendrix, on the same day that I heard an interview with Nate Boyer about his Open Letter. He spoke movingly about his military career and his athletic experiences, and closed with: “I’m just going to keep listening, with an open mind.” https://www.armytimes.com/articles/nate-boyer-colin-kaepernick-commentary-flag-national-anthem-protest-nfl

I believe that Jimi really said: “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” He was different in many ways from others of his generation; his giftedness transcends imagination. He made such wise and profound statements, that it is totally believable that he made this one too.

Also of interest: “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

And:“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put one in a fruit salad.” Miles Kington