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Wisest Quotes

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I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Related topics: Wisdom

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
- Confucius

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it
is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

Time is the wisest counsellor of all.
- Pericles

 

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.
- George W. Bush

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom:
he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so;
but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Francis Bacon

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The public is wiser than the wisest critic.
- George Bancroft

The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed,
is mainly derived from the act of introspection.
- William Godwin

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
- George Santayana

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared,
for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
- Charles Caleb Colton

And to say that society ought to be governed by the
opinion of the wisest and best,
though true, is useless.
Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
- Thomas Babington

The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
- Roald Dahl

Thinking well to be wise: planning well,
wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.
- Malcolm Forbes

Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
- Euripides

The days that are still to come are the wisest witnesses.
- Pindar

When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers,
man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests
and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man.
- Diogenes

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy,
and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known.
She's not schooled, she's not well read.
But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons.
- Gene Simmons

Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised;
and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
- Pindar

Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
- Robert Service

It is the unbroken testimony of all history that alcoholic
liquors have been used by the strongest,
wisest, handsomest, and in every way best races of all times.
- George Saintsbury

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog;
fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest
survive when attacked by a mad notion.
- Robertson Davies

When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
- Quintilian

The wisest have the most authority.
- Plato

Remember that the greatest fool in the world may ask
more than the wisest man can answer.
- Bryant H. McGill

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors,
and the most patient of teachers.
- Charles W. Eliot

The wisest prophets make sure of the event first.
- Horace Walpole

The wisest of the wise may err.
- Aeschylus

Wait for the wisest of all counselors,
time.
- Pericles

Whatever dramas are going on in my life,
I always find that place inside my head where I see myself as the cleanest,
tallest, strongest, wisest person that I can be.
- Layne Staley

Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion,
as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.
- Walter Savage Landor

Many things are unknown to the wisest,
and the best men can never wholly divest themselves
of passions and affections...
nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.
- Algernon Sydney

If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world
together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence,
they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.
- David Hilbert

Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when
incurring responsibilities on which may depend our
country's peace and prosperity,
and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.
- James K. Polk

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

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

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

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

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

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

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

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

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

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

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


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