“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
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.
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.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
A wise man will make more opportunities, than he finds.
Be with wise men and become wise.
He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is 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.
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.
A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed
In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
This is the highest point of philosophy, to be simple and wise; this is the angelic life.
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skillful direct it.
The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because it is different from his own.
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances
No man is wise enough, nor good enough, to be trusted with unlimited power.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.