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  • The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole. They shine because they don't want to impress. They achieve great things because they don't look for recognition. Their wisdom is contained in what they are, not their opinions. They refuse to argue, so no-one argues with them.

  • It seems then, say I, that you leave politics entirely out of the question, and never suppose, that a wise magistrate can justly be jealous of certain tenets of philosophy, such as those of Epicurus, which, denying a divine existence, and consequently a providence and a future state, seem to loosen, in a great measure, the ties of morality, and may be supposed, for that reason, pernicious to the peace of civil society.

    David Hume, Tom L. Beauchamp (2000). “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: A Critical Edition”, p.101, Oxford University Press
  • Truth is what stands the test of experience.

    Albert Einstein (2010). “The Ultimate Quotable Einstein”, p.452, Princeton University Press
  • You will, if you're wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.

    Wise   Art   Travel  
  • You can't be wise without being intelligent, but you certainly can be intelligent without being wise.

  • What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.

    Wise   Revenge   Blow  
  • The great mountain must collapse, the mighty beam must break and the wise man wither like a plant.

    Wise   Men   Mountain  
  • By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.

    Wise   Bullying   Kids  
  • Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.

    Wise   Eye   Leader  
    "The Proverbs of Solomon: an improved version, by W. Newman, ed. by G. Pritchard".
  • We are somewhat amused by the hysteria manifest in the press at the suggestion by Gordon Liddy that if one is menaced by bad guys (particularly the ninja) one is wise to shoot for the head. That statement has got a whole bunch of journalists and commentators bleeding from the nose. One wonders why it should. Where else should you shoot a man if he is probably wearing an armored vest? If you decide to shoot you have made the big decision. Where you place your shot is merely a technical matter.

    Wise   Men   Hysteria  
  • Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

    Love   Romantic   Wise  
  • To be excited and at the same time satisfied; to desire and possess -that has been described somewhere as the wise man's idea of heaven.

    Wise   Men   Ideas  
  • If you are an ardent reader, seek not brilliant and erudite texts; otherwise the demon of haughtiness will strike your heart. But like a wise bee that gathers honey from flowers, so also through your reading obtain healing for your soul.

    Wise   Reading   Flower  
  • The song could start with a riff that I base the song around. Or a chord progression or a melody I have, I just write a story about it. Lyric-wise, it's cool to have someone else's input too.

    Wise   Song   Writing  
    Source: www.seventeen.com
  • A person is wise who does not only know what is right and wrong, but also he knows very well his own power not to do something wrong. He just does not do it. Wisdom is a complete power within ourselves by which we try nothing. It just spontaneously works through us and we do things which are proper and right.

    Love   Wise   Wisdom  
  • Mortals seldom know how greatly they are influenced by fairies, knooks and ryls, who often put thoughts into their heads that only the wise little immortals could have conceived.

    Wise   Littles   Fairy  
    L. Frank Baum (2016). “American Fairy Tales: American Literature”, p.40, VM eBooks
  • There is a lot of territory out there still to explore TV-wise, show-wise, movie-wise, everything.

    Wise   Territory   Tvs  
  • License they mean when they cry Liberty; For who loves that, must first be wise and good.

    Love   Wise   Mean  
    "I did but prompt the age" l. 11 (1673)
  • And I thought I had problems? Look at your face!

    Wise   Looks   Faces  
  • l am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

    Wise   Time   Heart  
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (2003). “Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems”, p.94, Library of America
  • It is always wise, as it is also fair, to test a man by the standards of his own day, and not by those of another.

    Wise   Men   Justice  
  • A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.

  • I told you that your dream was a difficult one. It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.

    Wise   Dream   Simple  
    Paulo Coelho (2009). “The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition”, p.15, Harper Collins
  • To a wise man, the whole earth is open; for the native land of a good soul is the whole earth.

    Wise   Men   Land  
    "Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels Fragmente Der Vorsokratiker", translated by Kathleen Freeman, Harvard University Press, (p. 166), 1948.
  • Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

    Funny   Wise   Humor  
    Charles Caleb Colton (1824). “Lacon, Or, Many Things in a Few Words: Addressed to Those who Think”, p.5
  • A true leader always feels that it's truly wise to be considered a fool by those who are not actually nice, and actually not nice to be considered a wise by those who are truly fools.

    Wise   Nice   Leader  
  • Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters, to be wise.

    Wise   Art   Philosophy  
    'The Vanity of Human Wishes' (1749) l. 157
  • God alone fully understands what each one of us needs; we make mistakes continually and pray for things which would be harmful to us if we received them. Afterwards we see our mistakes and realize that God is good and wise in not giving us these things, even though we plead ever so earnestly for them.

    Wise   Mistake   Giving  
    Ole Hallesby (1975). “Prayer”, Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.

    Funny   Wise   Wisdom  
  • Great stories happen all around you every day. At the time they’re happening, you don’t think of them as stories. You probably don’t think about them at all. You experience them. You enjoy them. You learn from them. You’re inspired by them. They only become stories if someone is wise enough to share them. That’s when a story is born.

    Wise   Thinking   Stories  
    Paul Smith (2012). “Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire”, p.253, AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
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