Quotes containing word "wise"

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Sell also: fresh, heady, impertinent, impudent, judicious, knowing, sassy, saucy, smart

Definitions and meanings of word "wise"

• Noun: a way of doing or being; examples: "in no wise", "in this wise"

• Noun: United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)

• Noun: United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)

• Adj: having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; examples: "a wise leader", "a wise and perceptive comment"

• Adj: marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; examples: "judicious use of one's money", "a wise decision"

• Adj: evidencing the possession of inside information

• Adj: improperly forward or bold; examples: "don't be fresh with me", "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup", "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers", "Don't get wise with me!"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "wise"

Aeschylus
6 quotes about wise
Greek Poet
525 B.C. - 456 B.C.
Plato
7 quotes about wise
Greek Writer, Philosopher, Mathematician
427 B.C. - 347 B.C.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
6 quotes about wise
French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
Thomas Huxley
5 quotes about wise
English Scientist
Wednesday 4 May 1825 - Saturday 29 June 1895
Baltasar Gracian
5 quotes about wise
Spanish Philosopher
Monday 8 January 1601 - Friday 6 December 1658
William Hazlitt
5 quotes about wise
English Writer, Philosopher, Critic
Friday 10 April 1778 - Saturday 18 September 1830
Samuel Johnson
5 quotes about wise
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
William Arthur Ward
4 quotes about wise
American Writer, Author
1921 - 1994
Diogenes
2 quotes about wise
Greek Philosopher
412 B.C. - 323 B.C.
William Shakespeare
4 quotes about wise
English Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Sunday 26 April 1564 - Saturday 23 April 1616
Francis Bacon
4 quotes about wise
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
Euripides
4 quotes about wise
Greek Poet, Scholar
480 B.C. - 406 B.C.

Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.

Diogenes of Sinope

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He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.

Saint Gregory

Words: wise, words, deeds
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Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

Diogenes

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He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.

Roger Ascham

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If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.

Martin Luther

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They're mutually incompatible I feel; being a wise thief and a wise father.

Andre Braugher

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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

Anatole France

Words: fool, think, wise, man, knows
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He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

George Herbert

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It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.

Xenophanes

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A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.

Thomas Hobbes

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The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

Paulo Coelho

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Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.

Isaac Asimov

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Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.

Akhenaton

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Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.

Edward Abbey

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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

George Santayana

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Teach a child what is wise, that is morality. Teach him what is wise and beautiful, that is religion!

Thomas Huxley

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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

Bruce Lee

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

William Shakespeare

Words: fool, thinks, wise, man, knows
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How do you know antiquity was foolish? How do you know the present is wise? Who made it foolish? Who made it wise?

Francois Rabelais

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Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.

Quintilian

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