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The wisdom of a foole is in his tongue, & the tongue of the wise man is hydden in his hart.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved.

It is part of human nature to think wise things and do ridiculous ones.

That man is wise who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

A wise Man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. That was a true proverb of the wise man, rely upon it; "Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure, and trouble therewith."

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of wise man is in his heart.

It is too often seen, that the wiser men about the things of this world, the less wise they are about the things of the next.

Incessant change, everlasting innovation, seem to be dictated by the true interests of mankind. But government is the perpetual enemy of change... The wise man is satisfied with nothing.

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.

Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half-fools and the half-wise that are dangerous.

Happy the man who early learns the wise chasm that lies between his wishes and his powers.

It is delightful to transport one’s self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what a glorious height we have at last reached.

People always fancy that we must become old to become wise; but, in truth, as years advance, it is hard to keep ourselves as wise as we were.

A wise traveler never despises his own country.

Nothing would contribute more to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view.

Among the many advantages of experience, one of the most valuable is that we come to know the range of our own powers, and if we are wise we keep contentedly within them.

The wise man's tongue is ever in his heart; the fool's heart's in his tongue.

The intellect of the wise is like glass. It admits the light of heaven and reflects it.