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.

By : Zhang Ziyi

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

By : Catherine Zeta-Jones

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

By : Jason Zebehazy

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

By : Moon Unit Zappa

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The wise man reads both books and life itself.

By : Lin Yutang

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

By : Whitney M. Young

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Be wise with speed

By : Edward Young

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Wise it is to comprehend the whole.

By : Edward Young

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The weak have remedies, the wise have joys

By : Edward Young

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

By : Brigham Young

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

By : Andrew Young

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

By : William Butler Yeats

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

By : William Butler Yeats

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It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.

By : Xenophanes

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

By : Wilbur Wright

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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.

By : Frances Wright

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

By : William Wordsworth

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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.

By : John Woolman

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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.

By : Fred Woodworth

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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.

By : Diane Wood

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Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.

By : Ludwig Wittgenstein

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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.

By : Bill Withers

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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

By : Robert Charles Winthrop

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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.

By : E. O. Wilson

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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.

By : Walter Jon Williams

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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.

By : Roy H. Williams

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

By : George C. Williams

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

By : George C. Williams

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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.

By : David Wilkerson

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

By : Oscar Wilde

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

By : Jonathan Wild

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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.

By : Walt Whitman

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

By : William Whitelaw

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

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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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.

By : Paul Dudley White

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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.

By : Bryan White

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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?

By : John Archibald Wheeler

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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.

By : Margaret J. Wheatley

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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.

By : Paul Weyrich

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