Wise Quotes

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

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Fools worry; the wise prepare.

Duane Alan Hahn

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there is no redress.

Elizabeth Montagu

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

Maya Angelou

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them: "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden.

Augustine

I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Marguerite de Valois

And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.

Alexander Pope

Seamen three! what men be ye? Gotham's three Wise Men we be. Whither in your bowl so free? To rake the moon from out the sea. The bowl goes trim. The moon doth shine, And our ballast is old wine.

T.L. Peacock

The old Lakota was wise, He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.

Luther Standing Bear

Forestry is the preservation of forests by wise use.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Lao-Tzu

A people is not capable of governing itself. It ought to be governed by its elite. Namely, through that category of men born within its bosom who possess certain aptitudes and specialties. Just as the bees raise their "queen" a people must raise its elite. The multitude likewise, in its needs, appeals to its elite, the wise of the state.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

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.

Isaac D'Israeli

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian

Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.

Benjamin Franklin

It is wise to bring some water, when one goes out to look for water

Marleen

Water is the only drink for a wise man

Henry David Thoreau

I'm trying to eat better. And, I do feel wise after drinking tea. After eating vegetables, I just feel hungry.

Carrie Latet

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies.

Edward Abbey

Curse away! And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverb The Arabs have,"Curses are like young chickens, And still come home to roost."

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good

H.L. Mencken

Where is the proof, said I, that daemons may not be subjected to the control of men? This truth may be distorted and debased in the minds of the ignorant. The dogmas of the vulgar, with regard to this subject, are glaringly absurd; but though these may justly be neglected by the wise, we are scarcely justified in totally rejecting the possibility that man may obtain supernatural aid.

Charles Brockden Brown

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