Wise Quotes

A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament.

Jeremy Taylor

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

Henri B. Stendhal

A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both, as his honest interest leads him.

William Penn

Life is a festival only to the wise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who are held wise among men, and who search for the reason of things, are those who bring the most sorrow upon themselves


There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.


Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.

Norman Mailer

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.

Saskya Pandita

A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.

Carlo Goldoni

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse

Thomas Fuller

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Ben Jonson

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.

Winston Churchill

Error is a hardy plant; it flourisheth in every coil; In the heart of the wise and good, alike with the wicked and foolish; For there is no error so crooked, but it hath in it some lines of truth.

Martin Fraquhar Tupper

With all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens -- a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which 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, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities

Thomas Jefferson

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.

William Henry

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