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

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent law of laws.

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.

A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.

It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us.

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of god.

When the wise man points at the moon, the idiot looks at the finger.

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

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

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

Many words have been granted me, and some are wise, and some are false, but only three are holy: "I will it!

To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.