For each of the four hundred and four bodily ailments celebrated physicians have produced infallible remedies, but the malady which brings the greatest distress to mankind — to even the wisest and cleverest of us — is the plague of poverty.
The wisest of you men is he who has realized, like Socrates, that in respect of wisdom he is really worthless.Plato
Therearetwothingstoaimat inlife: first, toget what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it.Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.Logan Pearsall Smith
Yet is that glass so gay, that it can blind The wisest sight, to think gold that is brass.Edmund Spenser
Why do people argue? Even the wisest of men have not found God through argument! Is God a subject for argument?sarada devi
The weakest spot in every man is where he thinks himself to be the wisest.nathaniel emmons
'Tis never for their wisdom that one loves the wisest, or for their wit that one loves the wittiest; 'tis for benevolence, and virtue, and honest fondness, one loves people; the other qualities make one proud of loving them too.hester thrale
Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, — at least the wisest prophets make sure of the event first.horace walpole
Generalissimo Stalin directed every move... made every decision... He is the greatest and wisest military genius who ever lived...georgy zhukov
The wisest among us is very lucky never to have met the woman, be she beautiful or ugly, intelligent or stupid, who could drive him crazy enough to be fit to be put into an asylum.Denis Diderot
The Providence that watches over the affairs of men works out of their mistakes , at times, a healthier issue than could have been accomplished by their wisest forethought.james anthony froude
The facile delusions which conceal from us our true situation all amount to this: that we are, or can be, wiser than the wisest men of the past. We are thus induced to play the part, not of attentive and docile listeners, but of impresarios and lion-tamers.leo strauss
Apollo at Delphi, through the oracular utterance of his priestess, pronounced Socrates the wisest of men. Of him it is related that he said with sagacity and great learning that the human breast should have been furnished with open windows, so that men might not keep their feelings concealed, but have them open to the view. Oh that nature, following his idea, had constructed them thus unfolded and obvious to the view.vitruvius
The wisest, gentelest, bravest man who ever led a nation.G.M Trevelyan-Introduction to Fruin, Siege and Relief of Leyden
So well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best.john milton
In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed, and the boldest staggered.Edmund Burke
It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most on Divine truth, that will prove the choicest, wisest, strongest Christian.Bishop Joseph Hall, p. 406. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
Conservatives do not believe that political struggle is the most important thing in life... The simplest among them prefer fox-hunting the wisest religion.Quintin Hogg, The Case for Conservatism (Penguin, 1947), p. 10.
Prognostics do not always prove prophecies, at least the wisest prophets make sure of the event first.Horace Walpole, letter to Thomas Walpole (9 February 1785)
Time is the wisest counselor of allAs quoted in Until Tomorrow Comes (1979) by Orville E. Kelly, p. 160
The wisest of you men is he who has realized, like Socrates, that in respect of wisdom he is really worthless.Plato, in Apology, 23b, as quoted in The last days of Socrates: Euthyphro, The apology: Crito [and] Phaedo (1967), p. 52
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