Wise Quotes

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 labor and are heavy laden."

St. Augustine of Hippo

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.


A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks first and then thinks.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man, but men capable of wisdom, who, being put into certain company, or other favorable conditions, become wise for a short time, as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simpletons talk of the past, wise men of the present, and fools of the future.

Napolon Bonaparte

Kings live in Palaces, and Pigs in sties,And youth in Expectation. Youth is wise.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

Douglas Bader

Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.


Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma,

Bob Dylan

The missionary heart: Care more than some think is wise. Risk more than some think is safe. Dream more than some think is practical. Expect more than some think is possible. I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience.There is no joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving him.

Karen Watson

Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.

William J. Durant

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

Bruce Lee

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Lao Tzu

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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