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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
We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy.
A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
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
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.
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
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
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.
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
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.
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
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?
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.
I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
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.
Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty, but is never wise.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.
Charles de Secondat
I find that it isn't wise to attempt to judge people on their public persona, and even on the music they make. Because I've met so many people whose music I cannot stand, and they're very nice. At the same time, I've met people whose music I've loved, and they're not the person you've invested all this emotion in.
Steven Patrick Morrissey
'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
They're mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father.
The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
John B. S. Haldane
We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing.
A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
Gian Carlo Menotti
Any fool can say he is wise but only someone wise can admit he is a fool.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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