Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise, - His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of the bad.
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
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.
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
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
If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good
I'm trying to eat better. And, I do feel wise after drinking tea. After eating vegetables, I just feel hungry.
Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.
The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places; and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning
the eye of the mind inwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.
Those who know others are intelligent; those who know themselves are truly wise . Those who master others are strong; those who master themselves have true power
Life is a festival only to the wise.
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.
We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
It takes more than a wise man to keep track of a foolish woman.