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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
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
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
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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.
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.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
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
O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
A wise and frugal government, which 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.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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