Wise Quotes (561)

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Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles - poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that... view

By: Zhang Ziyi

Everyone knows we get paid a lot of money, so why pretend otherwise?.. view

By: Catherine Zeta-Jones

A wise man writes down what he thinks, a stupid man forgets what he thinks, a complete idiot punishes himself for what he thinks... view

By: Jason Zebehazy

I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad... view

By: Moon Unit Zappa

The wise man reads both books and life itself... view

By: Lin Yutang

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention... view

By: Whitney M. Young

Be wise with speed.. view

By: Edward Young

Wise it is to comprehend the whole... view

By: Edward Young

The weak have remedies, the wise have joys.. view

By: Edward Young

It is wise for us to forget our troubles, there are always new ones to replace them... view

By: Brigham Young

Look at those they call unfortunate and at a closer view, you'll find many of them are unwise... view

By: Andrew Young

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people... view

By: William Butler Yeats

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise... view

By: William Butler Yeats

It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man... view

By: Xenophanes

Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive... view

By: Wilbur Wright

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment... view

By: Frances Wright

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away.. view

By: William Wordsworth

The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures... view

By: John Woolman

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars, otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash... view

By: Fred Woodworth

Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights... view

By: Diane Wood

Our greatest stupidities may be very wise... view

By: Ludwig Wittgenstein

I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you... view

By: Bill Withers

Our country - whether bounded by the St. John's and the Sabine, or however otherwise bounded or described, and be the measurements more or less.. view

By: Robert Charles Winthrop

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely... view

By: E. O. Wilson

I found college useful for a lot of other reasons. It exposed me to a great many influences I wouldn't otherwise have encountered, and gave me a lot of time with some very intelligent people whose thoughts are still with me... view

By: Walter Jon Williams

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether... view

By: Roy H. Williams

Job's avoidance of rebellion against God has nothing to do with God being good or wise or anything like that.. view

By: George C. Williams

Most evolving lineages, human or otherwise, when threatened with extinction, don't do anything special to avoid it... view

By: George C. Williams

Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die... view

By: David Wilkerson

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

By: Oscar Wilde

I only came to serve you, and if you think otherwise, I must let you know that you are mistaken... view

By: Jonathan Wild

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... view

By: Walt Whitman

It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so... view

By: William Whitelaw

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended... view

By: Alfred North Whitehead

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude... view

By: Alfred North Whitehead

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world... view

By: Paul Dudley White

There are peaks and valleys in anything and that is especially true for the music business. It is very inconsistent. But if you are wise, you can let those downs really bring you to another level of your personality... view

By: Bryan White

Behind it all is surely an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it - in a decade, a century, or a millennium - we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise? How could we have been so stupid?.. view

By: John Archibald Wheeler

Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen... view

By: Margaret J. Wheatley

So along with several very popular Internet sites, talk radio has served as alternative media that gives listeners information that they otherwise would not hear... view

By: Paul Weyrich