Wise Quotes

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity.

George Grenville

The punishment which the wise suffer, who refuse to take part in government, is to live under the government of worse men.


Who is like the wise man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom brightens a man's face and changes its hard appearance


We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.

Alexander Pope

During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.

Brian Koslow

Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.

William Penn

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Herbert Spencer

It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below.

Rebecca H. Davis

The body is dust; the wind speaks through it. Understand, O wise one, who has died. Awareness, conflict and ego have died, but the One who sees does not die.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, Loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.

William Shakespeare

A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him.

William Penn

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.


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

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

Samuel Johnson

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