Best 6 232 of Wise quotes - MyQuotes
For ages the world has been living by the stupidity of an old Roman adage that says if you want peace, prepare for war. As if anything said in ancient times must be wise, people have used this phrase to justify some of the most unjustifiable arms build-ups, which, far from creating peace, has only become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The pulse of a strong relationship involves a rhythmic movement between giving and taking, talking and listening, valuing the other person and feeling commensurately valued in return.
John Lancaster Spalding
A Wise man knows that much of what he says and does is commonplace and trivial. His thoughts are not all solemn and sacred in his own eyes. He is able to laugh at himself and is not offended when others make him a subject whereon to exercise their wit.
Arthur Conan Doyle
How wise and how merciful is that provision of nature by which his earthly anchor is usually loosened by many little imperceptible tugs, until his consciousness has drifted out of its untenable earthly harbor into the great sea beyond!
I am very conscious that I am not wise at all.
John Green is a very handsome, intelligent, and wise man. He smells really weird though.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Hope is the assurance of positive expectations.
Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.
Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
The bird and the elephant drink from the same river.
The eye, though small, sees remarkable things. The ear, though small, hears remarkable things. The hand, though small, carries remarkable things. The foot, though small, transports remarkable things. The tongue, though small, utters remarkable things. The mind, though small, perceives remarkable things. The heart, though small, contains remarkable things. The soul, though small, experiences remarkable things.
Robert Charles Wilson
You never stop being a parent, Adam, no matter how old or wise your child becomes you'll see.
Every time we choose our past over our present, we kill our future.
Nous aimons des êtres, nous nous attachons à des choses, et tout ce petit monde grandit en nos coeurs et en nos esprits jusqu'à ce qu'il soit transfiguré par l'éclat de l'immortalité. Mais quand nous faisons l'expérience de leur fragilité, quand nous prenons conscience qu'elles ne sont pasd'airain mais en porcelaine, nos coeurs et nos esprits s'en retrouvent fêlés, pour toujours. Nous succombons alors à la folle tentation de descendre dans les caves profondes, en quête des morceaux brisés, obsédés par le désir aveugle de les recoller et de les tenir à nouveau entre nos mains. Nous nous risquons d'y demeurer à tout jamais, fragments de porcelaine disparates à notre tour, tels les débris d'une civilisation morte au fond de l'océan..
The greatest bridge you can cross in life is the one that leads to your destiny.
To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations.
I don't think I'm lucky; I think I have a tough constitution. That's a lot of it. And I've been wise enough to listen to other people. I was unconsciously cultivating as many straight friends as I could.
No one really knew the sciences except the Lord Robert, Bishop of Lincoln, by reason of his length of life and experience, as well as of his studiousness and zeal. He knew mathematics and perspective, and there was nothing which he was unable to know; and at the same time he was sufficiently acquainted with languages to be able to understand the saints and the philosophers and the wise men of antiquity but his knowledge of languages was not such as to enable him to effect translations until the latter portion of his life.
A floating leaf has more to boast about than a sinking ship.
One who is asleep cannot open the eyes of one who is awake.
Sterling W Sill
I suggest...that you develop early in life the habit of retiring and arising early. You remember the advice of Ben Franklin: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
The quickest way to find honey is to follow bees.
Improve your being, and the understanding of life will come to you; and then with the understanding, do, be or achieve whatever you want out of your life.
William Ellery Channing
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.
Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.
Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed. Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.
The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We must not only observe but listen to the sound of nature.
William Arthur Ward
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Choose a good disagreeable friend, if you be wise--a surly, steady, economical, rigid fellow.
My father collected turtles when he was young. My parent's wedding album, there's two pictures of them getting married and the rest are just pictures of turtles. I remember they had Galapagos tortoises that they had somehow imported illegally and a bunch of other turtles too. I like the animals themselves. They're so self-possessed and self-contained and there's something wise and mysterious about them. I also like that they are prehistoric animals.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
An ocean which thinks there is nothing to learn from a lake is not a wise ocean!
The wound of peace is surety, Surety secure; but modest doubt is called The beacon of the wise, the tent that searches To th' bottom of the worst.
Did you know that using social media can actually help you to increase your level of thinking?
Suppose that men kill thee, cut thee in pieces, curse thee, what can these things do to prevent thy mind from remaining pure, wise, sober, just?
A bow is useless without an arrow.
Luther Standing Bear
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country.
Credit means that a certain confidence is given, and a certain trust reposed. Is that trust justified? And is that confidence wise? These are the cardinal questions. To put it more simply credit is a set of promises to pay; will those promises be kept?
A wise man is out of the reach of fortune.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I love tranquil solitude, And such society As is quiet, wise, and good; Between thee and me What difference? but thou dost possess The things I seek, not love them less.
Pope Pius Xi
Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws.
Inelligence is a tenant in the house of wisdom.
Small improvements in the way you use your time can translate into major differences in your life.
Less fear, more courage. Less doubt, more faith. Less talking, more action. Less ignorance, more knowledge.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
Thinking outside of the box is unnecessary when there are no boxes in your imagination.
The wise coach takes all the heat when his players lose, and gives them all the credit when they win.
I was raised to believe that soldiers were strong and wise and brave and faithful; they didn't lie, cheat, steal or abandon their comrades.
Knowledge is a river, wisdom is an ocean.