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Here's a new one I wrote. Hope someone will enjoy:

Treasured only when possessed

Esteemed by every station

Nurtured oft at patience's breast

And o’ercome frustration

Herr Kant's life, once organized

Modesitt’s folksy clerics

The state of matters realized

Danger without hysterics

Often my titles are self referential

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My first thought is:

wisdom

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I think it'd be intelligence, especially based on your hint

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Very good. Or maybe the riddle wasn't. :)

Itachi-san nailed it.

Care to apply each line and explain?

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Sure,

Treasured only when possessed

like saying ignorance is bliss

Esteemed by every station

all walks of life respect the wise

Nurtured oft at patience’s b r e a s t

usually wisdom is gained through patience

And o’ercome frustration

also, usually wisdom is gained from overcoming a difficult problem (something frustrating)

Herr Kant’s life, once organized

A German philosopher I believe, though I'm not familiar with him

Modesitt’s folksy clerics

I think Modesitt is a sci-fi/fantasy writer and clerics are wise

The state of matters realized

A matter can mean a problem and wisdom lies with its solution

Danger without hysterics

The wise do not succumb to fear or stress when dealing with a dangerous dilemma

This was a good one, the 2 things that really got me thinking wisdom were 'nurtured by patience' and 'clerics'

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Nurtured oft at patience’s b r e a s t

usually wisdom is gained through patience

This is the one that I think my answer doesn't fit.

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Pretty good guys! Here's what I had in mind:

Wisdom

Treasured only when possessed

(Only the wise realize how valuable wisdom is)

Esteemed by every station

(Yet everyone seems to pay homage to the concept of being wise)

Nurtured oft at patience's breast

And o’ercome frustration

(You gain wisdom through patience and overcoming problems)

Herr Kant's life, once organized

(Immanual Kant once said "Science is organized knowledge, Wisdom is organized life" - a pretty famous saying.)

Modesitt’s folksy clerics

(DOH! I realized after I posted that I messed up the Author's name - It should have been "Jordan's folksy clerics" referring to Robert Jordan and his "wisdoms" - so embarrassing)

The state of matters realized

(pretty much the definition of wisdom)

Danger without hysterics

(again, defining wisdom)

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Modesitt’s folksy clerics

(DOH! I realized after I posted that I messed up the Author's name - It should have been "Jordan's folksy clerics" referring to Robert Jordan and his "wisdoms" - so embarrassing)

I read all the Jordan Wheel of Time Books and there are no clerics or wisdoms in them (by exact name). Perhaps you mean the Aes Sedai or the Aiel Wise Ones?

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I read all the Jordan Wheel of Time Books and there are no clerics or wisdoms in them (by exact name). Perhaps you mean the Aes Sedai or the Aiel Wise Ones?

Not sure what you mean. The town "wisdom" played a major role in those books. That was Nynaeve's title before she became Aes Sedai, etc.

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Not sure what you mean. The town "wisdom" played a major role in those books. That was Nynaeve's title before she became Aes Sedai, etc.

Oh yeah, my bad. That was back in the beginning. You're right. On a side note, they're going to finish the series with a different author. It should come out in 2009 I think. In case you didn't know already, that is.

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