The good news is you don’t need to be brilliant to be wise. The bad news is that without wisdom, brilliance isn’t enough.

Barry Schwartz

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“Our Loss of Wisdom.” TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Our Loss of Wisdom." TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: The meaning of this quote is that you don't need to be a genius in order to be wise; however, if you are a genius but unwise (i.e., you are highly intelligent but have poor judgement), your success will be limited. In the TED Talk this quote is from, author Barry Schwartz, who studies the connection between economics and psychology, goes on to say that brilliance without wisdom can actually get you into trouble. Watch the full TED Talk here: Barry Schwartz - Our Loss of Wisdom