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Quotes for: sage




It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon  



A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.




If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères  






Examine men's ruling principles, even those of the wise, what kind of things they avoid, and what kind they pursue.
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations  






From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences  






A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.
Publilius Syrus  






Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus  






The wise man is rich
Quintus Horatius Flaccus  






Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.
François de La Rochefoucauld  






To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Essays  






May your vision be new at every moment. The wise man is he whom everything astonishes.
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth  






How wise must one be to be always kind.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères  






Dare to be wise, begin!
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles  



Dare to be wise, begin!

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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






They became wise too late.
Marcus Tullius Cicero  






Truly there is no wise man. Who does not know the dark.
Hermann Hesse - In the fog  






A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences  






A wise man's kingdom is his own breast: or, if he ever looks farther, it will only be to the judgment of a select few, who are free from prejudices, and capable of examining his work.
David Hume






The wise are sparing both of time and words.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






The Sage will bear the name of insane, and the Just the name of unjust, if in their search for Virtue they go beyond what is sufficient.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles  






Of the experience I have of myself, I find enough to make me wise, if I were but a good scholar.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays  






I do not withdraw the wise man from the category of man, nor do I deny to him the sense of pain as though he were a rock that has no feelings at all.
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium  






The constancy of the wise is only the talent of concealing the agitation of their hearts.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims  






The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Baltasar Gracian






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