The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It's all the tradition.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I've never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow.
Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
It's easier to be original and foolish than original and wise.
Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they can understand love.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
When war comes, two things happen - profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them.
If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
It's what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That's all and that's the hardest thing.
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.