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Wise Quotes

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He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

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

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller


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

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

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

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down
on the tracks of history
to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When you are winning a war
almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.
- Winston Churchill

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

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

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may
become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
- Mary Wilson Little

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't
always have to be their top priority.
- William Arthur Ward

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon

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

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

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

Wise kings generally have wise counselors;
and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
- Diogenes

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
- Publilius Syrus

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
- Baltasar Gracian

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
- Baltasar Gracian

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

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

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise,
life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange -
my youth.
- Sara Teasdale

Be happy.
It's one way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
- William James

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
- Tobias Smollett

No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man
are those of bearing and forbearing.
- Epictetus

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
are perpetuated by quotations.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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