Wise Quotes

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A day is Eternity's seed, and we are its Gardeners. ~Erika Harris

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. ~William Blake

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

A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell! ~Thomas Fuller

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. ~Plato

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. ~Roy H. Williams

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A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities. ~Thomas Jefferson

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. ~Bruce Lee

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. ~Samuel Johnson

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

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. ~Samuel Johnson

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~Francis Bacon

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. ~Helen Rowland

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

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A word to the wise is infuriating. ~Hunter S. Thompson

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. ~H. G. Wells

All philosophy in two words, - sustain and abstain. ~Epictetus

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man. ~Henry David Thoreau

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ~George Santayana

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~Abraham Lincoln

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind. ~Albert Schweitzer

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. ~Alan Alda

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. ~Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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Be kind to your shadow. ~Rebecca Lawless

Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter. ~Edward Abbey

Be nice to those you meet on the way up. They're the same folks you'll meet on the way down. ~Walter Winchell

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. ~Elbert Hubbard

Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river. ~Lao Tzu

Be the master of your fate, be the captain of your soul, but do not hesitate, should the chance befall you, to be the slave of your heart. ~Robert Brault

Be true to your word and your work and your friend... ~John Boyle O'Reilly

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. ~Joaquin de Setanti

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. ~Albert Einstein

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Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. ~Blaise Pascal

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. ~Aesop

Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone. ~Baltasar Gracian

Better to be furious at one thing, become radiant with purpose. Better to love links and rhythms than all-embracing answers. ~Stephen Dunn

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. ~Samuel Johnson

Beware of a man of one book. ~English Proverb

Bloom where you are planted. ~Mother Jones

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship. ~James Russell Lowell

Create each day anew by clothing yourself with heaven and earth, bathing yourself with wisdom and love, and placing yourself in the heart of Mother Nature. ~Morihei Ueshiba

Dare to be imperfect and one day there will tug at your sleeve a soulmate. ~Robert Brault

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Dig the well before you are thirsty. ~Chinese Proverb

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis

Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity. ~Max Lerner

Do not fall before you are pushed. ~English Proverb

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got. ~Janis Joplin

Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof. ~Martin H. Fischer

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. ~Robert Frost

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. ~Joan Rivers

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Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny. ~Kathryn Carpenter

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't look for your dreams to come true; look to become true to your dreams. ~Michael Beckwith

Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped. ~African Proverb

Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day. ~Albert Camus, The Fall, 1956

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. ~Ambrose Bierce

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every day is conquerable by its hours, and every hour by its minutes. ~Robert Brault

Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins. ~Thomas Aquinas

Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it - torn up to irrecoverable tatters. ~Samuel Butler

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Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants. ~Edward Steichen

Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it. ~Brigham Young

Excess on occasion is exhilirating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. ~W. Somerset Maugham

Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised. ~William Hale White

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb

Follow the seasons. Follow your heart. Lead by example. Lead with love, alongside simplicity and courage, embracing duty, shunning fear. ~Terri Guillemets

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions. ~Lao Tzu

For visions come not to polluted eyes. ~Mary Howitt

Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. ~Benjamin Franklin

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. ~Publilius Syrus

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Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ~Author Unknown

Go with your heart, buddy. Our brains only screw things up. ~Chris Fedak and Allison Adler

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Author unknown

God is good, but never dance in a small boat. ~Irish Saying

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other. ~Henry David Thoreau

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in the horse as he is leaping. ~Augustus William Hare

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. ~Charles Dickens

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~Victor Hugo

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise. ~Voltaire

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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus

He was a wise man who invented beer. ~Plato

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. ~Lao Tzu

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. ~Saint Augustine

I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.... In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~Henry David Thoreau

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. ~Sara Teasdale

I may be justifying my pockets of chaos, but I will always choose people over perfection and the heart over task and tidy. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon

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I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back. ~Alice Walker

I thought growing up was something that happened automatically as you got older. But it turns out it's something you have to choose to do. ~From the television show Scrubs

I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous. ~Bill Veeck

I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better. ~Glenda Jackson

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. ~Frances Willard

If I had my life to live over, I'd have fewer meetings and more rendezvous. ~Robert Brault

If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ~Dag Hammarskjold

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~Jim Rohn

If you hate your lot but wouldn't trade it, it's not your lot you hate. ~Mignon McLaughlin

If you have to do it every day, for God's sake learn to do it well. ~Mignon McLaughlin

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If you keep rephrasing the question, it gradually becomes the answer. ~Robert Brault

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. ~Toni Morrison

Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self. ~William Penn

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. ~Lord Chesterfield

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~Albert Schweitzer

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. ~Henry Miller

In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority. ~Liz Armbruster

Is bread the better for kneading? so is the heart. Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions. ~Augustus William

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Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? ~Voltaire

It is a wise father that knows his own child. ~William Shakespeare

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see. ~Winston Churchill

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. ~Baltasar Gracián

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it, than to decide it without stirring it up. ~Joseph Joubert

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. ~Albert Einstein

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is impossible to love and to be wise. ~Francis Bacon

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? ~Henry David Thoreau

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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. ~Sun Tzu

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. ~Horace

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. ~Epictetus

It isn't what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time. ~Author Unknown

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. ~Howard Ruff

It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back. ~Mick Jagger

It's better to fight for something than against something. ~Author Unknown

It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you're tired, go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand. ~Bruce Lee

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Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way. ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

Lend, by your imperfections, self-esteem to others, and you will be invited everywhere. ~Robert Brault

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. ~William Shakespeare

Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich. ~Samuel Johnson

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. ~George Washington

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ~Sarah Bernhardt

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 like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late. ~Benjamin Franklin

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith

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Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. ~Plato

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. ~Samuel Johnson

Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business. ~Ann Landers

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. ~George Bernard Shaw

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise. ~William Shakespeare

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. ~George R. Kirkpatrick

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers. ~Tom Stoppard

Never confuse thoughtlessness with malice. ~Robert Charles Whitehead

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway. ~Elbert Hubbard

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Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. ~Barbara Johnson

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. ~Tad Williams

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown

Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it. ~Stanislaw Lec

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven. ~G.C. Lichtenberg

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. ~Theodore Roosevelt

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. ~Hunter S. Thompson

No man was ever wise by chance. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. ~Helen Keller

Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses. ~Oscar Wilde

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Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning? ~Coleman Cox

Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge. ~Sun Tzu

On the bathing-tub of King T'ang the following words were engraved: "If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation." ~Confucian Analects

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. ~Odell Shepard

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. ~Oscar Wilde

People cannot go wrong, if you don't let them. They cannot go right, unless you let them. ~Augustus William

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. ~Jonathan Kozel

Practical life teaches us that people may differ and that both may be wrong: it also teaches us that people may differ and both be right. Anchor yourself fast in the latter faith, or the former will sweep your heart away. ~Augustus William Hare

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. ~Author Unknown

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Remedy it, or welcome it: a wise man's only two choices. ~Terri Guillemets

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns! ~Allison Gappa Bottke

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise. ~Mary Kay Ash

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~Pope John XXIII

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. ~Frank Herbert

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Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. ~Helen Keller

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste. ~Brecht

Sometimes the best way to hold onto something is to let it go. ~Author Unknown

Sometimes the only way you can take a really good look at yourself is through somebody else's eyes. ~From the television show Scrubs

Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~Patch Adams

Strength will grow from the heart, blossom as results, and wither in others' hearts as seeds. ~Mikhael Dominico

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth. ~Voltaire

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ~Aristotle

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. ~William James

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The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ~Euripides

The best way to predict your future is to create it. ~Peter Drucker

The day will happen whether or not you get up. ~John Ciardi

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~Jimmy Johnson

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. ~Plato

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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you're the easiest person to fool. ~Richard Feynman

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. ~Author Unknown

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. ~Albert Schweitzer

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become. ~Charles Du Bos

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Author Unknown

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The most valuable lesson man has learned from his dog is to kick a few blades of grass over it and move on. ~Robert Brault

The only way you may correct the bad things in your past is to add better things to your future. ~Shiloh Morrison

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. ~Plato

The secret to happiness in your work is to find a job in which your neurosis is constructive. ~Jeanne LaMont

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man. ~Sun Tzu

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The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. ~Thomas Szasz

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. ~Khalil Gibran

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ~Thomas Edison

The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. ~Oscar Wilde

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The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. ~Ramakrishna

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. ~Benjamin Disraeli

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love. ~Paulo Coelho

The wise does at once what the fool does at last. ~Baltasar Gracian

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The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. ~Aristotle

The wise man does not grow old, but ripens. ~Victor Hugo

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. ~Lao Tzu

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The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. ~Buddha

There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. ~James Thurber

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. ~Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier)

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. ~Alexander Woollcott

There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire. ~John C. Collins

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Things sweet the taste prove in digestion sour. ~William Shakespeare

Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep. ~Chinese Proverb

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~Marthe Troly-Curtin

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. ~Buddha

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. ~Hippocrates

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To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. ~Chinese Proverb

To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning. ~John W. Gardner

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning. ~Robert Brault

Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be. ~Mignon McLaughlin

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Use your energy for good and it will be replenished with more good energy, use you energy for bad and your energy will be drained. ~Mike Dolan

Wake up, do your best, sleep, repeat. ~Thingsweforget

Walk lightly through life. ~Guy Finley

Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship. ~Benjamin Franklin

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury

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We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. ~George Bernard Shaw

We have a choice every day - to act on yesterday's good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow's regrets. ~Robert Brault

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. ~William James

We must have passed through life unobservantly, if we have never perceived that a man is very much himself what he thinks of others. ~Frederick W. Faber

We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise. ~Plato

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What a strange narrowness of mind now is that, to think the things we have not known are better than the things we have known. ~Samuel Johnson

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

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When "Why not do it?" barely outweights "Why do it?" - don't do it. ~Mignon McLaughlin

When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough. ~Charles Kuralt

When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise. ~Winston Churchill

When you invite trouble, it's usually quick to accept. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you live in reaction, you give your power away. Then you get to experience what you gave your power to. ~N. Smith

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When you lose, don't lose the lesson. ~Author Unknown

When you start treating people like people, they become people. ~Paul Vitale

When you throw dirt, you lose ground. ~Texan Proverb

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. ~Thomas Gray

Where you find quality, you will find a craftsman, not a quality-control expert. ~Robert Brault

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While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself. ~Doug Horton

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. ~Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. ~Benjamin Franklin

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

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. ~Napoleon Hill

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Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. ~Arthur Helps

Wish for nothing so much that you forget to make it come true. ~Jeb Dickerson

Work hard, enrobe yourself in velvet hope, and rule your world! ~Terri Guillemets

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~Buddha

Yet some things you miss and some things you lose by keeping your arm outstretched. ~Author Unknown

Wise Quotes and Quotations

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~Leo Aikman

You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character. ~Mignon McLaughlin

You do not have the right to quit trying. (The universe wobbles when you do.) You have the right to quit Toxic People. (They're contagious.) ~Dr. SunWolf

You live and let live. And eventually, that becomes enough. ~Author Unknown

You want to run out in front, prepare to be tripped from behind. ~S.A. Sachs

Wise Quotes and Quotations

You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. ~Frank Tyger

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Irish Proverb

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