There can be no wise politics without thought beforehand.
Knowledge is the treasure of a wise man.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.
The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. you must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God.
The wisest of the wise may err.