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Wise Moves

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Wise Moves thanks to Dirk Morley

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Doubt is the origin of wisdom. - Rene Descartes

Never insult anyone by accident. - Robert A. Heinlein

Everyone is wise until he speaks. - Irish Drinking Toast

I'd rather be funny than wise. - Dennis Miller

Wisdom is the sunlight of the soul. - German Proverb

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wisdom is better than gold or silver. - German Proverb

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. - Aristophenes

Wise is the man who knows he has enough. - Unknown

For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - JRR Tolkien

Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost

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

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. - Leonard Nimoy

So wise so young, they say, do never live long. - William Shakespeare

Of all parts of wisdom the practice is the best. - John Tillotson

Dogma is the sacrifice of wisdom to consistency. - Lewis Perelman

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? - Robin Williams

Honesty if the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson

Law of the Supermarket: The other line moves faster. - Unknown

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time. - Theodore Roosevelt

Stardom isn't a profession, it's an accident. - Lauren Bacall

Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it. - Syrus

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Trouble brings experience, and experience brings wisdom. - Unknown

Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it. - Benjamin Franklin

There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand. - Annie Besant

Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men. - Cato

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. - William Wordsworth

He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise. - Lao-Tzu

An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late. - Portuguese Proverb

Wise people learn when they can.
Fools learn when they must. - Arthur Wellesley Wellington

In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer. - Oscar Wilde

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. - George Fisher

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. - Psalms 90:12

Can grave and formal pass for wise,
When Men the solemn Owl despise? - Benjamin Franklin

I aimed at the public's heart and by accident I hit it in the stomach. - Upton Sinclair

Business is like riding a bicycle. Either you keep moving or you fall down. - John D. Wright

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - William Shakespeare

Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it. - Samuel Butler

When one can hear people moving, one does not so much mind, about one's fears. - Ann Radcliffe

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H L Mencken

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. - Miles Kington

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quoatations. - Benjamin Disraeli

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice. - Bill Cosby

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. - Tom Wilson

The first point of wisdom is to. discern what is false; the second, to know what is true. - Lactantius

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. - David S Jordan

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. - e e cummings

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongue. - Old Testament

Knowledge alone is not enough. It must be leavened with magnanimity before it becomes wisdom. - Adlai E. Stevenson

Wisdom teaches us to do, as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a colour. - Seneca

A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable. - Admiral Richard Byrd

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller

Even a wise man knows doubt from time to time, it is the fool who allows it to rule his judgement. - Jennifer Hudock

I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets. - Sting

Failure is God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." - Oprah

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget. - Thomas Szasz

It's easy to get a reputation for wisdom. It's only necessary to live long, speak little and do less. - P.D. James

The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. - Eric Ericksen

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. - Samuel Smiles

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. - Buddha

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm. - William Cowper

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. - Samuel Johnson

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectation. - Norman Cousins

Advertising moves the goods - if it's good advertising. Bad advertising doesn't move the goods because it doesn't move the buyers. - Unknown

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr

Q: When is the perfect time?
A: Who can say, but probably somewhere between haste and delay - and it's usually most wise to start today. - Rasheed Ogunlaru

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. - Maya Angelou


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