Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
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.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
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.
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know. He who is truthful is not showy; He who is showy is not truthful. He who is virtuous does not dispute; He who disputes is not virtuous. He who is learned is not wise; He who is wise is not learned. Therefore the sage does not display his own merits.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.'
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
But this is a true saying among men: the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
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.