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Definition of Sage


  1. A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
  2. The sagebrush.
  3. Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.
  4. Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose.
  5. Grave; serious; solemn.
  6. A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.

Sage Quotations

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
Lao Tzu

The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
Lao Tzu

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
Publilius Syrus

One of the big first computers was called SAGE, which was a missile defense, the first missile-defense computer, which was, like, one of the first computers in the history of the world which got sold to the Department of Defense for, I don't know, tens and tens of millions of dollars at the time.
Marc Andreessen

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.
Sinclair Lewis
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Sage Translations

sage in Danish is fornuftig
sage in Dutch is salvia, salie
sage in Finnish is viisas
sage in German is Salbei, klug
sage in Italian is salvia
sage in Spanish is salvia
sage in Swedish is vis, salvia