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Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.

Tags: Good, Pride  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Knowing, Profitable  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Foolish, Seem  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The wisest of the wise may err.

Tags: May, Wisest  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Against, Gods  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Best, Seem  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

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

Tags: Others, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.

Tags: American, True  ✍ Author: George D. Aiken

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

Tags: Fool, Life  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem

Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.

Tags: Sometimes, Work  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.

Tags: Mind, Work  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.

Tags: Evil, Wrong  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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

Tags: Aim, Pain  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.

Tags: Knowledge, Learning  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Tags: Beautiful, Read  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.

Tags: Fool, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Equality, God  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Speech, Thought  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

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

Tags: Happiness, Mean  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

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

Tags: Enemy, Worst  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

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.

Tags: Teacher, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Tags: Contradict, Themselves  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

Tags: Adversity, Men  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare
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Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.

Tags: Doubt, Modest  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

Tags: Fool, Himself  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Tags: Father  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

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

Tags: Difficult, Future  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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

Tags: War, Winning  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Tags: Failure, Success  ✍ Author: Roger Babson

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Tags: Hurt, Men  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Tags: Men, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Tags: Love, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Tags: Finds  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

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

Tags: Men, Rules  ✍ Author: Douglas Bader

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

Tags: Education, Foolish  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

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

Tags: Head, Large  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

Tags: Become, Fool  ✍ Author: William Blake

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.

Tags: Become, Fool  ✍ Author: William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

Tags: Fool, Tree  ✍ Author: William Blake

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.

Tags: Love, Men  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

Tags: Father, Music  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.

Tags: Courage, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Frank Cady

Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.

Tags: Best, Happiness  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.

Tags: Far, Men  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

Tags: Keep, Thought  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.

Tags: Knowledge, Time  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.

Tags: Give, Others  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.

Tags: Trust, Truth  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Tags: Experience, Stupid  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

Tags: Fool, Love  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

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

Tags: Funny, Stupid  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

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

Tags: Experience, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.

Tags: Fools, Repeat  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

The wise are above books.

Tags: Above, Books  ✍ Author: Clifton Daniel

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.

Tags: Mad, Woman  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.

Tags: Lovable, Quiet  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

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

Tags: Experience, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

Tags: Fool, Wonders  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

I know as a critic I'm required to have a well-armored heart. I must be a cynical wise guy to show my great sophistication. No pushover, me.

Tags: Great, Heart  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Perhaps I am not as wise as I like to think I am.

Tags: Perhaps  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.

Tags: Light, Sun  ✍ Author: Arthur Eddington

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

Tags: Good, Question  ✍ Author: Anthony Eden

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.

Tags: Future, History  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.

Tags: Fool, Wife  ✍ Author: George Eliot

It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.

Tags: Rules, Until  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all.

Tags: Beautiful, Good  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

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

Tags: Music, Musicians  ✍ Author: Duke Ellington

There has never been any country at every moment so virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself.

Tags: Country, Moment  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

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

Tags: Bearing, Opinion  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

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

Tags: Grieve, Rejoices  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

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

Tags: Nature, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

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

Tags: Fool, Prosperity  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.

Tags: Greatest, Life  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.

Tags: God, Idea  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

Tags: Good, Lives  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.

Tags: Learn, Wisdom  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

Tags: Experience, Wisdom  ✍ Author: William Feather

The truth is that since the first book, I have wanted to emulate Benjamin Franklin and put together a healthy, wealthy and wise trilogy and so healthy was 'The 4-Hour Body,' wealthy was 'The 4-Hour Workweek' and then wise is 'The 4-Hour Chef.'

Tags: Book, Truth  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.

Tags: Idea, Youth  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.

Tags: Death, Takes  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

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

Tags: Enemy, Friend  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.

Tags: Best, Thinking  ✍ Author: Malcolm Forbes

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

Tags: Fool, Himself  ✍ Author: Anatole France

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

Tags: Advice, Men  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

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

Tags: Life, Old  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Tags: Powerful, Rich  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

Tags: Fool, Travel  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Tags: Chance, Good  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.

Tags: Fool, Travels  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!

Tags: Fool, Hell  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

A wise man's question contains half the answer.

Tags: Half, Question  ✍ Author: Jean Gabin

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.

Tags: May, Men  ✍ Author: Jean Gabin

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

Tags: Sometimes, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.

Tags: Become, Friend  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.

Tags: Men, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Tags: Lead, Rule  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.

Tags: Chance, Luck  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

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