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Definition of Wise

Wise

  1. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
  2. Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
  3. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
  4. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
  5. Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.
  6. Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.

Wise Quotations

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholom Aleichem
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. - Plato
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Plato

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.
Moliere
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Wise Translations

wise in Dutch is verstandig, vroed, wijs
wise in Finnish is viisas
wise in Italian is saggio, ragionevole
wise in Latin is sapiens, prudens
wise in Spanish is guisa, sensato, sabio

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