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Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all.
No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
Pliny the Elder
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why.
A wise man's question contains half the answer.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy.
The weak have remedies, the wise have joys; superior wisdom is superior bliss.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
The bottom line is that finding orphan planets - small, faint, and located who-knows-where - is not for the faint of heart. The task is comparable to observing a match flame at the distance of Pluto. The WISE satellite, a hi-tech, space-based infrared telescope especially suited for such work, has found only a few.
A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.
Frederick William Robertson
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.
Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party.
A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
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
A wise nation should cultivate a political spirit that allows opponents to cooperate without fearing an automatic execution from their core supporters. Who knew that the real rogues in American politics would be the ones who dare to get along?
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
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
It's often been said that you learn more from losing than you do from winning. I think, if you're wise, you learn from both. You learn a lot from a loss. You learn what is it that we're not doing to get to where we want to go. It really gets your attention and it really motivates the work ethic of your team when you're not doing well.
When I was a boy, my own dad told me in a smiling and wistful way that it's a wise man that knows his own father.
We all have that inner voice that is wise, even if we don't always follow it. It's that voice I'm trying to listen to.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Walter Savage Landor
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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