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He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
As a father, I believe that involving children in sports at a young age is generally, a wise proposition. I believe that healthy competition is... well... healthy; that sporting events foster a spirit of teamwork that far surpasses the events themselves; and that active participation keeps children moving and is good for their self-esteem.
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.
The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.
The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.
I am content with nothing, restless and ambitious... and I despise myself for the vanity, which formed half the stimulus to my exertions. Oh would that I were one of those plodding wise fools who having once set their hand to the plough go on nothing doubting.
No man was ever wise by chance.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism.
When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.
Quick condemnation of all that is not ours, of views with which we disagree, of ideas that do not attract us, is the sign of a narrow mind, of an uncultivated intelligence. Bigotry is always ignorant, and the wise boy, who will become the wise man, tries to understand and to see the truth in ideas with which he does not agree.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise.
Charles de Montesquieu
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way - and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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