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The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
Charles Caleb Colton
He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
I'm moving into that eldership age, you know? I'm at the 'wise woman' age where it's not about learning, but utilizing the information that I have in a way that serves other people. That's a high calling and it's a great responsibility.
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
Natalie Clifford Barney
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.
Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.
There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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