The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
The stupid fear fortune, the wise endure it.
Readers of novels are strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture.
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.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
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.
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Wise men do not quarrel with each other.
Mother Veda is compassionate; she longs to liberate her children from doubt and discontent. She has no desire to inflame or confuse; wise men know this well.
Wise guidance never violates people's Free Will. A superior who demands obedience of his subordinates should show respect for their capacity to understand, and also for their Innate Right to their own Free Will.
Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.
Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.
One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
We're kind of hoping the novelty of us being there will carry the day, attendance-wise.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
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.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
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.
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.
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.
A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him.
Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,
Loyal and neutral, in a moment?
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.