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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'd like to be wise. You have to go through a lot to get there, but I'm willing to go through a lot.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy.
You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff.
There are men who think themselves too wise to be religious.
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
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.
No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
Pliny the Elder
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Can policy be both wise and aggressively partisan? Ask any Republican worth his salt and the answer will be an unequivocal yes. Ask a Democrat of the respectable Beltway variety and he will twist himself into a pretzel denying it.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
I don't think a wise thing at this moment is for Israel to launch a military attack on Iran.
The fact is that not only do people get more wise and more conservative as they get older, they get more kind and more generous, too.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.
Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
It was not until I had graduated from college that I made a professional commitment to it. Frankly, I didn't think it wise. I was my own interior parental force, and it's very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer.
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!
The wise decision by President Obama to grant some undocumented immigrants the right to remain in the United States for two years without the threat of deportation is already benefitting the country.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
Natalie Clifford Barney
We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.
John le Carre
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