A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with fact is a fool.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.
Water is the only drink for a wise man.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.
Fools worry; the wise prepare.
Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.
The body is dust; the wind speaks through it. Understand, O wise one, who has died. Awareness, conflict and ego have died, but the One who sees does not die.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.
Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
Impatience grasps at all, and admits of no delay, scorning to wait God's leisure, and to attend humbly and dutifully upon the issues of his wise and just providence.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.