Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.
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
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
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.
It's a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don't know about you, but I make plenty. You can't turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
William Arthur Ward
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien
It is a wise man who said that there is no greater inequality than the equal treatment of unequals.
We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?
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