Wise Quotes

At the gates of the forest, the surprised man of the world is forced to leave his city estimates of great and small, wise and foolish. The knapsack of custom falls off his back.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some are weather-wise, some are otherwise

Benjamin Franklin

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.

Andrew Johnson

Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith.

Robert Southey

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

Euripides

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.

Demosthenes

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
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