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Yiddish author and playwright 1859-1916
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
English writer 1667-1745
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
American journalist 1875-1950
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.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
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.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
English statesman 1874-1965
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
English writer 1894-1963
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
Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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.
Canadian lawyer and politician 1821-1893
''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.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
A wise man does not waste so good a commodity as lying for naught.
Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Alcuin of York
English scholar, clergyman and poet 735-804
At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.
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