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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.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
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.
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
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
He was a wise man who invented beer.
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.
A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
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.
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.
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 musicians are those who play what they can master.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
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.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Michel de Montaigne
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
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.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
H. G. Wells
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
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
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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