A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do is style.
Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men – and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom.