A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Samuel Johnson quotes
He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool - shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple - teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep - wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise - follow him.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
Robert South quotes
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water.
What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning.
Wisdom is a comb given to a man once he is bald.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Publilius Syrus quotes
The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
William Blake quotes
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggles like a swimmer against the stream.