A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell!
– Thomas Fuller
Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship.
– Stephen Kinzer
Can policy be both wise and aggressively partisan? Ask any Republican worth his salt and the answer will be an unequivocal yes. Ask a Democrat of the respectable Beltway variety and he will twist himself into a pretzel denying it.
– Thomas Frank
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.
– William Arthur Ward
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
– William Butler Yeats
Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!
– Thomas Huxley
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
– William James
There are men who think themselves too wise to be religious.
– Samuel Richardson
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
– Samuel Lover
By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.
– Steve Albini
There’s a certain type of character that you can’t help but come in contact with growing up and living in Brooklyn and Long Island. A certain mixture of moxie, heart, and a wise guy sense of humor.
– Steve Buscemi
Wiley has given me wise words a few times.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
– William Blake
If I’m a commodity, it wouldn’t be a wise idea to buy stock in me – although, in the long run, maybe I’m a slow growth investment.
– Tim Robbins
Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.
– Thomas Aquinas
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
– Walter Savage Landor
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
– Winston Churchill
The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected.
– William Hall
Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.
– William Godwin
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
– William Wordsworth
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation’s proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
– William Feather
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
– Thomas Szasz
It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.
– T. S. Eliot
It was not until I had graduated from college that I made a professional commitment to it. Frankly, I didn’t think it wise. I was my own interior parental force, and it’s very difficult to justify a profession as a dancer.
– Twyla Tharp
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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.
– Sun Tzu
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
– Victor Hugo
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
A wise man’s question contains half the answer.
– Solomon Ibn Gabirol