Where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
We ought to fly away from earth to heaven as quickly as we can; and to fly away is to become like God, as far as this is possible; and to become like him is to become holy, just, and wise.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
He was a wise man who originated the idea of God.
Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.