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Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night. You have to be wise and smart. And quick.
The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn.
I never think of myself as wise. I think of myself as possessing a critical intelligence which I intend to allow to operate.
When we looked at the life cycle in our 40s, we looked to old people for wisdom. At 80, though, we look at other 80-year-olds to see who got wise and who not. Lots of old people don't get wise, but you don't get wise unless you age.
I didn't lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster.
One of the pitfalls of writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise, beyond-their-years creatures or else these sad-eyed, tragic people. And the truth is people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer.
The quad toms are a completely different animal than the standard drum set/trap kit. Playing wise and stylistically, they are two different beasts.
'Tis folly to be wise.
Bombino's a super modest guy, very nice. His whole crew is a bunch of characters and he's definitely the Grand Poobah. I don't think the other guys are that much younger than him, but he definitely feels like the wise man; you just sort of get that sense when you're around him. He doesn't say that much but he's humble and well-respected.
The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.
Phoebe Wolkind Ephron cracked wise like Dorothy Parker and looked like Katharine Hepburn.
To me, a wise and humane policy is occasionally to let inflation rise even when inflation is running above target.
I clearly understood the concept of wise use before I ever heard the actual words, for my father wouldn't allow us to waste anything.
God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
The best counsel for us to give young people is that they can arrive back to Heavenly Father only as they are guided and corrected by the Spirit of God. So if we are wise, we will encourage, praise, and exemplify everything which invites the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
Henry B. Eyring
No man is wise enough by himself.
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
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.
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.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
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
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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