Wise Quotes

I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief 'don't matter,' that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return. A. N. Wilson

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The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn. Alexander Smith

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Experience is the only prophecy of wise men. Alphonse de Lamartine

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One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. Amos Bronson Alcott

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I'm not really wise. But I can be cranky. Andy Griffith

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I'd like to be Gandalf for a day - he's so wise, he's so powerful, and he's so caring. I love Gandalf. When they remake 'Lord of The Rings,' maybe I'll play it. Ansel Elgort

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The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it. Augustus Hare

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It is best for the wise man not to seem wise. Aeschylus

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Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel. Aeschylus

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The wisest of the wise may err. Aeschylus

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It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. Aeschylus

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The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise. Aeschylus

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Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more. Agatha Christie

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

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

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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

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How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! Alexander Pope

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Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. Alexander Pope

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Who is wise in love, love most, say least. Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Howard Zinn was magical as a teacher. Witty, irreverent, and wise, he loved what he was teaching and clearly wanted his students to love it, also. Alice Walker

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

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

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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool. Anatole France

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

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Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests. Andrew Johnson

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Quick condemnation of all that is not ours, of views with which we disagree, of ideas that do not attract us, is the sign of a narrow mind, of an uncultivated intelligence. Bigotry is always ignorant, and the wise boy, who will become the wise man, tries to understand and to see the truth in ideas with which he does not agree. Annie Besant

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There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. Annie Besant

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Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction. Antonin Scalia

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I pray as follows: May justice reign, may the laws not be broken, may the wise men be poor, and the poor men rich, without sin. Apollonius of Tyana

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Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life. Aristophanes

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