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Wise

Total Quotes : 187
Best Man

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.

- Aeschylus

Failure May

The wisest of the wise may err.

- Aeschylus

Foolish Profitable

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

- Aeschylus

Against Rail

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.

- Aeschylus

Knowing Profitable

The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.

- Aeschylus

Wisdom Better

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

- Aesop

Experience Men

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

- Alphonse de Lamartine

Head Cabbage

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.

- Ambrose Bierce

Education Which

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

- Ambrose Bierce

Equality Before

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

- Albert Einstein

Men Wise Men

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.

- Alcuin

Doubt How

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

- Alexander Pope

Keep Taciturn

The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn.

- Alexander Smith

Must Too

You must be wise, but not too wise.

- Alexander Turney Stewart

Quote Reader

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.

- Amos Bronson Alcott

Men Causes

Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.

- Anacharsis

Thief Incompatible

They're mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father.

- Andre Braugher

Excel Which

Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.

- Andre Breton

Cranky Really

I'm not really wise. But I can be cranky.

- Andy Griffith

Only Himself

The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.

- Anna Jameson

Politics Thought

There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand.

- Annie Besant

Question Answer

That is a good question for you to ask, not a wise question for me to answer.

- Anthony Eden

Learn Things

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

- Aristophanes

Pain Aim

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

- Aristotle

Person Wise Person

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.

- Arthur Ashe

World Himself

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Silence Foolish

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

- Charles Caleb Colton

World Always

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.

- Charles de Montesquieu

Mean Never

I never mean to be disrespectful, and I don't mean to be a wise guy.

- Charles Grodin

Market Let Us

It's not wise to limit firms' expansion projects. Let us only be limited by the market.

- Ciputra

Knowing Take

The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.

- Clarence Day

Answers Give

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.

- Claude Levi-Strauss

Art Ever

Putting is not an art, it's a dreaded evil. No wise man ever said that.

- Dan Jenkins

Rich He

He that is rich is wise.

- Daniel Defoe

Evidence His

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

- David Hume

Roof Ever

May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.

- David McCullough

Only Anyone

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.

- David Seabury

Man Things

The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.

- Dean Inge

Wisdom Uncommon

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

- Dean Inge

Unite Cries

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Highest Angelic

The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life.

- John Chrysostom

Man Difficult

A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.

- John Churton Collins

Pain Think

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.

- John Patrick

Communication Times

Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.

- John Selden

Fit Flourishes

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.

- John Tillotson

Better Than

'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.

- John Webster

Money Head

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

- Jonathan Swift

Wish Would

We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy.

- Joseph Hall

Public Banished

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.

- Joseph Story

Last Amount

It can't possibly last for years and browsing has its limits. Only a certain amount is healthy or wise.

- Judith Krantz

Back Thing

It's a wise thing to hold back.

- Julian Clary

Intelligence Glass

The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.

- Augustus Hare

More His

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

- Baltasar Gracian

Motivational Last

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

- Baltasar Gracian

Fool May

To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

- Ben Jonson

Sad Sorry

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

- H. G. Wells

Fool Wonders

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Health Bed

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

- Benjamin Franklin

Tragedy Too Late

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

- Benjamin Franklin

Need Take

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

- Benjamin Franklin

Like Looked

Phoebe Wolkind Ephron cracked wise like Dorothy Parker and looked like Katharine Hepburn.

- Hallie Ephron

Sad Money

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

- Bertolt Brecht

Curse Makes

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.

- Bertolt Brecht

Advice Receive

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

- Harper Lee

Fool Even

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it won't keep the wise from trying.

- Harry Anderson

Guidance Obedience

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.

- Harry Day

Stupid Necessary

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

- Bill Cosby

Hateful Most

The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.

- Herodotus

Patience Resolve

Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.

- Homer

Learning Question

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

- Bruce Lee

May Preserved

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.

- Isaac D'Israeli

Repeat Proverbs

The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.

- Isaac D'Israeli

Fruit Where

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.

- Bryant H. McGill

Country Never

A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.

- Carlo Goldoni

Man Discover

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

- Diogenes

Fool Finger

There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.

- Diogenes

Society Person

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

- Jean de la Bruyere

Ignorant Nothing

Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.

- Jean de La Fontaine

Which Half

A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.

- Jeff Cooper

Like Very

I'd like to be very wise.

- Duffy

Music Play

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

- Duke Ellington

Wisdom Himself

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Better Folly

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.

- Elizabeth Gaskell

Almost Formulas

My publishers are wonderful because they have let me write what I wanted to. They're wise enough to know that, with any author who's not simply writing formulas - who's trying to create something new - pressuring them to do something for market purposes almost always backfires. I can't imagine working under those circumstances, actually.

- Elizabeth Kostova

Patient Redress

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress.

- Elizabeth Montagu

Living Ideal

Make the wise man within you your living ideal.

- Karl G. Maeser

Learn Poetic

Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.

- Karl Shapiro

Clever Difficulties

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.

- Emil Nolde

Paris Sale

In Paris, everything's for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles.

- Emile Zola

Which Does

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

- Epictetus

Fool Better

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

- Epicurus

I Am Very

My upbringing is why I am the person I am today. I have very wise parents.

- Keira Knightley

Good Lives

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

- Euripides

Clever Cynic

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.

- Fannie Hurst

Fool His

A fool is wise in his eyes.

- King Solomon

Love Will

Do not rebuke mockers, or they will hate you; rebuke the wise, and they will love you.

- King Solomon

Going Sees

Who is the wise man? He who sees what's going to be born.

- King Solomon

World Offered

Wise is he who enjoys the show offered by the world.

- Fernando Pessoa

Infection Humane

Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection.

- Florence Nightingale

Hindsight Maybe

People can do all kinds of things that maybe aren't wise in hindsight because of jealousy.

- Kristin Bauer van Straten