A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.
But how should women perform so wise and glorious an achievement, we women who dwell in the retirement of the household, clad in diaphanous garments of yellow silk and long flowing gowns, decked out with flowers and shod with dainty little slippers?
He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.
It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results.
Not to discuss with a man worthy of conversation is to waste the man. To discuss with a man not worthy of conversation is to waste words. The wise waste neither men nor words.
The famous Lucius Cassius, whom the Roman people used to regard as a very
honest and wise judge, was in the habit of asking, time and again, ‘To
There is no happiness where there is no wisdom…
When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.
Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.
Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.
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.
If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.