The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice
of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion
He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows who has written and where it is to be found.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.
The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color-blind.
Experience makes more timid men than it does wise ones.
Adversity and loss make a man wise
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
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 labour and are heavy laden.
He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies against despots -- suspicion
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody
Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends-those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work-who do care for the result. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now?-now when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail-if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come
With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens -- a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities
A wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.