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I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
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.
E. W. Howe
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
William Dean Howells
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee.
Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
I love eating it - grilled chicken, pasta, rice, and other foods that give me long term energy. Every once in a while, my sweet tooth gets the best of me and I have to snack on some candy. Beverage wise, I stick to sports drinks, water, milk, and juice.
I think you have a moral responsibility when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.
J. K. Rowling
A surgeon is surrounded by people who are sick, discouraged, afraid, embittered, dying - but also courageous, loving, wise, compassionate and alive.
Above all, I would not expect a wise race, at great expense, to set loose an army of self-replicating robots.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
C. S. Lewis
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