Wise Quotes

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives

Maya Angelou

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.


I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite de Valois

And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.

Alexander Pope

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

Seamen three! what men be ye? Gotham's three Wise Men we be. Whither in your bowl so free? To rake the moon from out the sea. The bowl goes trim. The moon doth shine, And our ballast is old wine.

T.L. Peacock

The old Lakota was wise, He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.

Luther Standing Bear

Forestry is the preservation of forests by wise use.

Theodore Roosevelt

Those who know others are intelligent; those who know themselves are truly wise . Those who master others are strong; those who master themselves have true power


The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places; and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the mind inwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.

Isaac D'Israeli

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian

Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Benjamin Franklin

It is wise to bring some water, when one goes out to look for water


Water is the only drink for a wise man

Henry David Thoreau

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