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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.
The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
A wise man turns chance into good fortune.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
John Churton Collins
If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.
It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
I'm not trying to sound like I turned into some kind of wise man, but it's nice to realize that your little pocket of the world isn't the whole world.
In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.
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.
Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
I have not been that wise. Health I have taken for granted. Love I have demanded, perhaps too much and too often. As for money, I have only realized its true worth when I didn't have it.
It is never wise to discourage youthful idealism.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way - and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!
There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
Most human beings have enough sense to know that if they work in a city that has a serious smog problem, it's wise to either stay indoors or at least wear a mask that will filter out the poison. But cigarette smokers have their own little concentrated toxic smog pack that they don't avoid.
The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures.
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
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