Cleverness is generally natural, but it may also be learnt. Most people associate cleverness with IQ. Age and experience provide wisdom. Wisdom is the capacity to not only know something, but also to convey it to someone who is much less experienced (who may or may not be more clever). Both wisdom and intelligence can be developed through education and experience.
It's hard to say which is better - being clever or being wise. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you are clever but lack wisdom, you can get into trouble. As for being wise but not very clever, it can be difficult to understand what others want from you.
In general, we think that being clever is better than being stupid, but wisdom is better than cleverness.
Knowing something is typically connected with intelligence. Wisdom not only knows, but also comprehends. And it's the difference between knowing and comprehending that makes things intriguing. Knowing is typically true. Intelligence is typically successful. Wisdom goes beyond knowing to comprehending as well.
Wisdom is the ability to make good decisions about life's challenges based on understanding their consequences. It comes from experience and learning, but more than anything it comes from understanding why things are the way they are. Wise people learn from their mistakes and grow because they understand what causes events to happen and why things turn out the way they do.
Intelligence is the ability to solve problems and find workable solutions. It comes from education and training and varies greatly depending on one's profession. The smartest scientist or mathematician may not be the wisest person because they might lack wisdom. A genius inventor could have been very foolish in his or her personal life and thus wouldn't possess much wisdom either. But overall intelligence and wisdom are related; someone who is intelligent will usually also be wise and vise versa.
Wisdom is important because without it we are prone to making bad decisions that can harm ourselves and others. With wisdom, we have a fighting chance of doing better next time. Intelligence is useful because it allows us to accomplish great things and lead productive lives.
Intelligence is typically correlated with the rate at which you can learn. Wisdom reflects your understanding of people and conflict. The capacity to learn and use information a million times is more valuable than simply having knowledge. Intelligence without wisdom is futile, while wisdom without intelligence is dangerous.
Intelligence and wisdom are not mutually exclusive; in fact, they are probably best described as two sides of the same coin. Someone who is very intelligent but lacks wisdom may know how to solve problems using logic or technology, for example, but be unable to apply their knowledge effectively in practice. Someone with much experience who is also intelligent might be able to guide others through difficult situations with ease, for example, but might not realize how their own feelings influence their judgment. No one thing will make or break your ability to understand people and society; it's all about your total package of skills and traits.
In general, people prefer those who are wise to those who are merely intelligent. This is because those who have only intelligence tend to make mistakes due to a lack of understanding, while those who are also wise realize when they're outclassed and avoid conflicts or situations where they don't have an edge over their opponents.