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.

Chrysippus

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

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.

Plato

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

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

Chanakya

A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simpletons talk of the past, wise men of the present, and fools of the future.

Napolon Bonaparte

Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties,And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

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