Wise Quotes

The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.

Isaac Asimov

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

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

Musa al-Kadhim

A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.

Lord Chesterfield

The wise man of Miletus thus declared the first of things is water

J.S. Blackie

We think of our land and water and human resources not as static and sterile possessions but as life giving assets to be directed by wise provisions for future days.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.


Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.


A wise and frugal government ... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government

Thomas Jefferson

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