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    disappointance is the nurse of wisdom
    can you tell me the details of the sentence?

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    Re: help

    Hello Yem

    It looks as if it should probably read:

    1. Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.

    "Disappointment" is the sadness that you feel, when something doesn't happen as you had hoped.

    "The nurse of wisdom" is a metaphor, where "wisdom" is likened to a baby feeding at a woman's breast ("the nurse").

    Thus the sentence means:

    2. When things don't happen as you hoped, you become wiser.



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