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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.
Ellen G. White
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Michel de Montaigne
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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