wise quotes

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.Lord Acton

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

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

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

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

The wisest of the wise may err.Aeschylus

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.Aeschylus

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.George D. Aiken

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

At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.Alcuin

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.Sholom Aleichem

Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.Anacharsis

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it won't keep the wise from trying.Harry Anderson

A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.Maya Angelou

I'm considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I've never been bored in my life.Maya Angelou

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.Minna Antrim

Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.Thomas Aquinas

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 learn many things from their enemies.Aristophanes

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.Aristotle