The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Man proposes, but God disposes.
'As soon as man is at one with God, he will not beg. He will then see prayer in all action'
In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a God or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic societydetaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.