Wise Quotes

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.

Voltaire

Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.

Hal Borland

I have often had occasion to observe, that a warm blundering man does more for the world than a frigid wise man.

Richard Cecil

Penny wise, pound foolish.

Robert Burton

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard.

Luther Standing Bear

The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.

Henry Miller

Readers of novels are strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture.

Edward Verrell Lucas

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed

Edward Young

Wise teachers create an environment that encourages students to teach themselves

Leonard Roy Frank

The stupid fear fortune, the wise endure it.

Latin Proverb

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

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Oscar Wilde

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.

Greek Proverb

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

Buddha

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.

Samuel Johnson

Our Fiji today is a new Fiji where individual freedom is protected and not a Fiji solely for Fijians. Wise decisions from this august house will promote multiracial harmony and true friendship.

Commodore Frank Bainimarama

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

Naguib Mahfouz

No man can be wise on an empty stomach.

George Eliot

Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.

Bryant McGill

The wise one does not speak to one whom he fears he shall be belied, he does not ask anyone of anything if he fears he shall not give, and he does not repose hope on one whom he does not trust.

Husayn ibn ‘Al

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Bible

Consultation with a wise advisor is a blessing, grace, guidance and success.

Musa al-Kadhim

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