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  • Sholem Aleichem
    Sholem Aleichem
    Yiddish author and playwright 1859-1916
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    Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
  • John Patrick
    John Patrick
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    Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
    Source: The Teahouse of the August Moon act I, scene i, p. 6
  • You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
  • John Abbott
    John Abbott
    Canadian lawyer and politician 1821-1893
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    ''How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ''By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
    Epictetus
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    A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
  • Alcuin of York
    Alcuin of York
    English scholar, clergyman and poet 735-804
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    At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
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