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What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.
D. H. Lawrence
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
My upbringing is why I am the person I am today. I have very wise parents.
I've always said that at the end of the day, on a legal issue, I think a wise old woman and a wise old man are going to reach the same conclusion.
Sandra Day O'Connor
Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.
Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least, let the wise man consider everything human as connected with himself; for in worldly affairs there is no perfect happiness under heaven.
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
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
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.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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