Wise Quotes

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

Wise people are in want of nothing, and yet need many things. On the other hand, nothing is needed by fools, for they do not understand how to use anything, but are in want of everything.


The good and the wise lead quiet lives.


It's guid to be merry and wise, It's guid to be honest and true, It's guid to support Caledonia's cause And bide by the buff and the blue.

Robert Burns

There are more fools than wise men, and even in a wise man there is more folly than wisdom.

Nicolas Chamfort

The spirit of rebellion is present in every great city, and the great task of wise government is to keep it dormant, for if it wakes it is a torrent which no dam can hold back.

Giacomo Casanova

A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.


Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling, and useless things, than they deserved.


A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed.


Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.

Janette Oke

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.

Hungarian Proverb

Wait, then, my soul! submissive wait, Prostrate before His awful seat; And "mid the terrors of His rod, Trust in a wise and gracious God!

Richard Henry Beddome

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to escape the flame of separation from Nature.

Old Sufi saying

Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen.

John Muir

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

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