Wise Quotes

Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends-those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work-who do care for the result. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now?-now when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail-if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come

Abraham Lincoln

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody

Benjamin Franklin

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


A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government

Thomas Jefferson

Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant.

John Adams

If He Tom Sawyer had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

Mark Twain

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep

Edgar Watson Howe

Speak with the vulgar, think with the wise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.

Agatha Christie

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men

Douglas Bader

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

William Blake

Those who wish to appear wise among fools among the wise seem foolish.

Marcus Fabius Quintilian

It takes more than a wise man to keep track of a foolish woman.

Minna Thomas Antrim

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

William Shakespeare

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

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Related Quotes

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners