Wise Quotes

Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.

Andr Breton

Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.

Peter Brimelow

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Benjamin Franklin

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him

Dwight D. Eisenhower

He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.

Samuel Johnson

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.


The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grant that I may become beautiful in my soul within, and that all my external possessions may be in harmony with my inner self. May I consider the wise to be rich, and may I have such riches as only a person of self-restraint can bear or endure


Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools

Thomas Hobbes

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise


For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

Lao Tzu

It is wise to disclose what cannot be concealed.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.


The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest.

Henry Home

Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.

Robert South
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