Wise Quotes

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Alexander Pope

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.

Oscar Wilde

Money is the wise man's religion


Innocent as a dove you will harm no one,but wise as a serpent no one will harm you.


The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

Euripides 480BC

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.

Jerome K. Jerome

Luck never made a man wise.


Inspiration: There is no man upon the earth, no foolish man or wise, No man of high or humble birth but somewhere in the skies Can find a star to lead him on if he will lift his eyes.


No man is wise enough by himself.

Titus Maccius Plautus 250BC

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.


Be with wise men and become wise.

Proverbs 13:20

Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.


When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence


The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go.

Jean de La Fontaine

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

Lin Yutang

A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.


The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live


If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison 1672

A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.


It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.


It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.


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