Publication details [#66392]

DeFrank, Melanie, Patricia Kahlbaugh, Marissa Bivona and Brianna Chiaraluce. 2019. The Language of Wisdom Understood Through an Analysis of Wise Quotes. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 38 (3) : 396–387.
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London: Sage


This inquiry explores thematic and linguistic qualities of 157 wise quotes nominated as wise by 194 undergraduates. Thematic analysis of wise quotes focised on five wisdom dimensions: Humor, Emotion, Review, Openness and Experience.