99 Things Wise Men Say

Posted on January 28, 2020Comments Off on 99 Things Wise Men Say

What comes to your mind when you hear wise men? The three wise men from the Bible? The Greek philosophers? Inventors? Authors past? Motivational writers? Professors? Or all of the above? Sounds so much like all of the above. At least the quotes we have here do not discriminate against anyone. And this is not a guarantee that these are wise quotes. They are just quotes from men and men considered “wise” by a lot of people or by anyone about “wise men”.

You may wonder if this set of quotes is up to 99. We didn’t count them and we know you are ways too wise to count them one by one. So we may get away with this fraud. But if you go ahead and count these then we will consider you otherwise and jobless. But if you take our word for it and we are wrong then you are otherwise. It’s a barren stalement. Catch-22.

Wise Men Say

“Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.” ― Alphonse de Lamartine

“A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.” ― Saul Bellow

“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

“When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.” ― John Milton

“Know the laws before you break them” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.” ― Napoleon Hill

“Is it possible Hanukkah doesn’t inspire folksy songs? Plot lines may be a part. The Christmas story has a lot of material to work with. There’s Jesus and his birth, the wise men, their gifts and tons of frankincense.” Matisyahu

“Wise men argue causes; fools decide them.” Anacharsis

“Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?” ― Muhammad Iqbal

“A wise man never dwells in the past because he knows he belongs to the future.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.” ― Robert South

“Great deeds give a choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.” ― Pindar

“For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles.” ― Origen

“What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of.” ― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“My mom didn’t write, but she loved to read. She liked books ‘that made you a little nervous.’ Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Peter Straub were the three wise men of our family bookshelf.” ― Michael Easton

“Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way – and the fools know it.” ― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.” ― Thiruvalluvar

“Do not wait for the tide to take you, my boy. Instead, you take on the tide” ― Ahmad Ardalan, The Gardener of Baghdad

“Calm is the best revenge.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“When I was a kid, the miracles of my life were the Resurrection, a candlelight service on New Year’s Eve, the Virgin Birth, and the Three Wise Men.” ― Dan Brown

“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.” — Alan Paton

“A True Wise Man Surrenders Every Thing Freely To God While Alive. A Foolish Man Surrenders Every Thing Forcefully At The Time Of Death.” ― Baba Tunde Ojo-Olubiyo

More wise men say

“Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.” ― John Tillotson

“Some people have the license to sin: Soldiers, to kill; politicians, writers, priests, businessmen, married man and women, to lie; and married couples to have sex” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“Follow the river to reach the sea; follow the sea to reach the ocean. And finally, follow the ocean to reach the wisdom! As long as you target beyond of the beyond, you will reach the very beyond!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“The reason why I wear gold – I wear gold for three reasons. One, when Jesus was born, three wise men came from the east: one brought frankincense, one brought myrrh, the other one brought gold. The second reason I wear gold is I can afford it. The third reason I wear it, it’s symbolic of my African heritage.” ― Mr. T

“A wise person says well what he or she thinks, but is wary of himself or herself and what he or she says.” ― Lamine Pearlheart, The Sunrise Scrolls: To Life from the Shadows II

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“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” ― Jay Leno

“The trouble with being a rock of sense is that, eventually, you lose the sense and become the rock.” ― Stewart Stafford

“I think it is a wise person who does not answer the door to uninvited police officers. Who knows what kind of crazy person could be standing there with a loaded gun!” ― Steven Magee

“Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.” ― George Jean Nathan

“Our wise men flattered us into the adoption of the banking system under the idea that boundless wealth would result from the adoption.” ― John Tyler

“At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.” ― Alcuin

“The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.” ― Robert South

“Love is the power of a wise man. It is a net for a lover. It is a tool for a clever man. Love is a song for a singer.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Two things a wise man never discloses to the public; his money and his women.” ― Habeeb Akande

“Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“In Greece, wise men speak and fools decide.” ― George Santayana

“A wise man doesn’t start what he doesn’t know to do.” ― Eraldo Banovac

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words. Robert South

More sayings

“The hardest thing is a man to truly know himself” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.” ― Plutarch

“I pray as follows: May justice reign, may the laws not be broken, may the wise men be poor, and the poor men rich, without sin.” ― Apollonius of Tyana

“A wise man’s goal shouldn’t be to say something profound, but to say something useful.” ― Criss Jami, Healology

“The weak or the majority choose comfortable chaos, the wise man laughs.” ― Chris Morgan (SON)

“A wise man is humble, knowing he actually doesn’t know much.” ― Eraldo Banovac

“The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.” ― Thiruvalluvar

“Traveler! If you keep wandering in the path of wisdom you too eventually become a man of wisdom!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Experience is hard to acquire. Only the wise acquire it” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“People think that whatever comes out of the mouth of a wise man is the choicest gem, sometimes it’s utter stupidity and rubbish” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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“Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.” ― Lucinda Franks

“A wise man does not give quick answers to complex questions – he observes, analyzes and contemplates.” ― Eraldo Banovac

“A good man can be destroyed by the association with men of evil character. A wise man can learn from them” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“True understanding lies beyond the desert” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“It was yet another reason to stand in awe of them. I think that you should be in awe of anyone who reaches the age of sixty. You’ve got to be brave to live through so many years. I wondered why, if it’s so easy to leave the game, why we carry on playing it?” ― Albert Espinosa, If You Tell Me to Come, I’ll Drop Everything, Just Tell Me to Come

“There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.” ― Cat Stevens

“You are what you believe” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” ― David McCullough

“Can you see a serene island in the middle of a stormy ocean? And the wise man is that calm island!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.” ― Thomas Huxley

“I will not underrate the importance [of equipment]… But I insist that the trained mind is the first thing, and for scouting a fool on horseback is worth less than a wise man on foot.” ― Karl Pearson, National Life from the Standpoint of Science

“A wise man understands, an intelligent man knows, but a fool pretends to know.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Moses Luzzatto always said to be patient during the hard times, that they would have to endure and make sacrifices while they waited for better times to come. He urged Simone and the other Jewish boys not to provoke the Venetians, saying they should remain separate and focus on their work. He said their traditions were crucial to their identity, just as they were for their fathers before them.” ― Riccardo Bruni

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