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“The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show”
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest”
“If there were no fools, how would we recognize the wise”
“When you talk to the half-wise, twaddle; when you talk to the ignorant, brag; when you talk to the sagacious, look very humble and ask their opinion”
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
“I'd like to be wise. You have to go through a lot to get there, but I'm willing to go through a lot.”
“I care not whether a man is good or evil; all that I care / Is whether he is a wise man or a fool. Go! put off holiness, / And put on intellect.”
“In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self”
“The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.”
“It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.”
William Makepeace Thackeray
“Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.”
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