Wise Quotes

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.

Jean De La Bruyere

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise

Alden Nowlan

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


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

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise ... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

Allan David Bloom

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

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