It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
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.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
He was a wise man who invented beer.
We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty,to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
Who then is free? The wise man who can command himself.
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.
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.