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Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple; this is the angelic life.
The only things standing between you and the compassionate, wise, and creative person you want to be are matters of choice. Your choice. No one can occupy your generosity except you.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere, and war to me was never anything but horror, mutilation and senseless destruction, and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it.
It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.
Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live.
Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.
Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.
Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
C. S. Lewis
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