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It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
D. H. Lawrence
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
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
Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.
Pearl S. Buck
Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.
The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.
Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as 'a wise Latina' trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
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
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.
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
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.
I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Walter Savage Landor
Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn't advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn't wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.
Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.
Edward Everett Hale
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why.
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
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
Most women are wise to the fact that lots of men love a cat-fight, and thus go out of their way not to give them one.
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.
Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests.
A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
John Churton Collins
The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.
I've always said that at the end of the day, on a legal issue, I think a wise old woman and a wise old man are going to reach the same conclusion.
Sandra Day O'Connor
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