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Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you. - Sayings

Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you. ⏤ Sayings


Any fool can know. The point is to understand. - Albert Einstein

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. ⏤ Albert Einstein


The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet. - Proverbs

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet. ⏤ Proverbs


To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before. - Unknown

To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before. ⏤ Unknown


Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. - Plato

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. ⏤ Plato


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ⏤ Jimi Hendrix


Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off. - Bill Murray

Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off. ⏤ Bill Murray


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracian

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. ⏤ Baltasar Gracian


A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. - Unknown

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ⏤ Unknown


Take risks - if you win, you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise. -

Take risks - if you win, you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise.


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

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


A wise teacher makes learning a joy. - Proverbs

A wise teacher makes learning a joy. ⏤ Proverbs


People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely. - Hans F. Hansen

People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely. ⏤ Hans F. Hansen


Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreaks make you wiser, so thank the past for better future. -

Pain makes you stronger, tears make you braver, and heartbreaks make you wiser, so thank the past for better future.


Wise souls speak loudly in silence -

Wise souls speak loudly in silence


Yesterday I was clever. So I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise. So I am changing myself. -

Yesterday I was clever. So I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise. So I am changing myself.


Wise souls speak loudly in silence -

Wise souls speak loudly in silence


You can't be wise and fall in love to same time. - Bob Dylan

You can't be wise and fall in love to same time. ⏤ Bob Dylan


By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself - Menander

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself ⏤ Menander


A book is a gift you can open again and again. - Garrison Keillor

A book is a gift you can open again and again. ⏤ Garrison Keillor


Everyday is new life to a wise man. Think that this day will never dawn again. - Dante Alighieri

Everyday is new life to a wise man. Think that this day will never dawn again. ⏤ Dante Alighieri


There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates's loot on treasure island. - Walt Disney

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates's loot on treasure island. ⏤ Walt Disney


Time is a coin that you can spend only once. Use it, invest it and make it count. - Sayings

Time is a coin that you can spend only once. Use it, invest it and make it count. ⏤ Sayings


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A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

African Proverbs,

By others faults the wise correct their own.

Proverbs,

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Cato The Elder, historian

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.

Proverbs,

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, philosopher

You are creating through your choices, even now. Choose wisely.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

The good are not worried, the wise are not confused, and the brave are not afraid.

Confucius, philosopher

Give more than is expected. Love more than seems wise. Serve more than seems necessary. Help more than is asked.

Cory Booker, senator

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying.

Harry Anderson, actor

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

Publilius Syrus, writer

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.

Tina Turner, musician

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison, writer

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.

William Arthur Ward, writer

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, writer

The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.

Herodotus, historian

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein, physicist

He whose wisdom cannot help him, gets no good from being wise.

Quintus Ennius, poet

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

Plato, philosopher

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.

Andrew Carnegie, businessman

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

Aesop, author

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

Albert Einstein, physicist

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.

Horace, poet

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, philosopher

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, leader

We must first pray, that God would make us wise; before we can wish, he would make us happy.

Joseph Hall, clergyman

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, author

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.

Buddha, leader

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin.

Jay Leno, comedian

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.

Claude Levi-Strauss, scientist

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.

Louis L'Amour, author

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.

Douglas Bader, soldier

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, philosopher

You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?

Freeman Dyson, physicist

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.

Tobias Smollett, writer

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live.

Sean O'Casey, playwright

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, theologian

Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.

Horace, poet

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.

Herbert Spencer, philosopher

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

Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

He was a wise man who invented beer.

Plato, philosopher

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

Winston Churchill, politician

Nothing does more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

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

Napoleon Hill, writer

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.

Mary Wilson Little, writer

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.

Quintilian, educator

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.

Alcuin, clergyman

He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.

Saint Gregory, saint

In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn't. Be wise and don't let good things crowd out those that are essential.

Richard G. Scott, clergyman

Care more than others think wise.

Howard Schultz, businessman

A foolish man takes offense when it isn't meant. A wise man learns not to take offense when it is.

Sayings,

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, poet

How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?

Francois Rabelais, clergyman

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.

H. L. Mencken, writer

Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

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, poet

No man was ever wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.

Gian Carlo Menotti, composer

The fool does think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

Anatole France, novelist

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, leader

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Heinrich Heine, poet

Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.

Edward Everett Hale, clergyman

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.

H. G. Wells, author

At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.

Ovid, poet

Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.

Jean De La Fontaine, poet

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

Henry David Thoreau, author

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Voltaire, writer

There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool.

Diogenes of Sinope, philosopher

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, philosopher

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

Epicurus, philosopher

I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.

Andrew Carnegie, businessman

Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.

Wilbur Wright, inventor

Sad and sweet and wise Here a child reposes; Dust is on his eyes, Quietly he lies - Satan, strew Roses.

Robert Williams Buchanan, poet

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.

William Alexander,

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it won't keep the wise from trying.

Harry Anderson, actor

For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles.

Origen, theologian

I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.

Oprah Winfrey, entertainer

A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.

Thomas Hobbes, philosopher

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.

Mary Astell, writer

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.

Alden Nowlan, poet

I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.

John Keats, poet

Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.

David Hume, philosopher

The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend, but often those which meet the peculiar wants, the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken interest and rivet thought.

William Ellery Channing, writer

I didn't lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster.

Philip Dunne,

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, theologian

Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.

Pearl S. Buck, novelist

We never can tell how our lives may work to the account of the general good, and we are not wise enough to know if we have fulfilled our mission or not.

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards,

The only question which any wise man can ask himself, and which any honest man will ask himself, is whether a doctrine is true or false.

Thomas Huxley, scientist

I believe that President Clinton considered the legal merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them, and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise, on the merits.

John Podesta, lawyer

The Biblical world view sees Earth and its ecosystems as the effect of a wise God's creation and... therefore robust, resilient, and self-regulating, like the product of any good engineer.

Christopher Monckton, politician

He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.

Roger Ascham, writer

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.

Sonia Sotomayor, judge

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.

Camille Paglia, author

I'd like to be wise. You have to go through a lot to get there, but I'm willing to go through a lot.

Nicole Kidman, actress

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.

Chris Kattan, comedian

Currently, I'm working with a company called DRL Promotions with my partners Dan Wise and Luis De Cubas. We're currently representing over 30 fighters.

Roberto Duran, athlete

Your fans, they count on you to make wise decisions and wise choices. That's why they're your fan base. If you continually let them down, they're going to go find someone else to be fans of.

Ludacris, musician

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

Frank Herbert, writer

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

Lin Yutang, author

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.

William Arthur Ward, writer

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?

Philip Gilbert Hamerton, artist

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.

Thomas B. Macaulay, historian

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

Theodore Roosevelt, president

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.

Frank Herbert, writer

It is impossible to love and to be wise.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.

Paul Engle, poet

Politics, like theater, is one of those things where you've got to be wise enough to know when to leave.

Richard Lamm, politician

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat.

John Le Carre, writer

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity. the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.

Vartan Gregorian, educator

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, author

That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.

William Hazlitt, critic

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, statesman

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.

Demosthenes, statesman

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

Buddha, leader

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, author

A wise traveler never despises his own country.

William Hazlitt, critic

It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

William Hazlitt, critic

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

Lord Chesterfield, statesman

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.

Sara Teasdale, author

Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why.

Sara Teasdale, author

He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.

Euripides, poet

In Greece wise men speak and fools decide.

George Santayana, philosopher

Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.

Andre Breton, poet

The wisest of the wise may err.

Aeschylus, poet

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

Jonathan Swift, writer

We are wiser than we know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party.

Joan Crawford, actress

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, statesman

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer

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, politician

A wise government knows how to enforce with temper, or to conciliate with dignity.

George Grenville, statesman

The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.

Walter Savage Landor, poet

We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Roger Babson, educator

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

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

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

Bill Cosby, comedian

The fool wonders, the wise man asks.

Benjamin Disraeli, statesman

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.

Alan Paton, novelist

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, philosopher

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

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

Thomas Szasz, psychologist

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

Helen Keller, author

'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.

John Webster, playwright

The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours.

William Hazlitt, critic

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