Wise Quotes

We are all fools when one wise man appears.

Orson Scott Card

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Marcus Porcius Cato

I would employ the wise and strong of the empire, using righteousness to lead them. In this way, nothing is impossible.

Co C

A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell

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

Benjamin Franklin

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.


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.

Robert South

A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.

Francis Bacon

A wise man\'s bosom is the safe of his secrets.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.


A people is not capable of governing itself. It ought to be governed by its elite. Namely, through that category of men born within its bosom who possess certain aptitudes and specialties. Just as the bees raise their "queen" a people must raise its elite. The multitude likewise, in its needs, appeals to its elite, the wise of the state.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

The wise are wise only because they love.

Paulo Coelho

As I slowly grow wise I briskly grow cautious.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

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.

F Scott Fitzgerald

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