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If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Edgar Allan Poe
A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.
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 sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Michel de Montaigne
Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins.
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
The foolish man conceives the idea of 'self.' The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of 'self;' thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
H. G. Wells
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
O wise man! Give your wealth only to the worthy and never to others. The water of the sea received by the clouds is always sweet.
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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