The Wise and the Fools

 
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WISDOM QUOTE-OF-THE-DAY 
1
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
-- Cato the Elder
2
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
--Charles Caleb Colton
3
The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
--Charles Caleb Colton
4
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
-- Confucius
5
Who are a little wise the best fools be.
--John Donne
6
It takes a wise man to handle a lie, a fool had better remain honest.
--Norman Douglas
7
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
--John Dryden
8
Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
--Albert Einstein
9
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
-- Epictetus
10
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
--Benjamin Franklin
11
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
--Benjamin Franklin
12
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
--Thomas Fuller
13
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
--Elizabeth Gaskell
14
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
--Balthasar Gracian
15
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men -- and the fools know it.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
16
Even a fool may be wise after the event.
-- Homer
17
Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.
--Thomas Huxley
18
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
--Karl Kraus
19
One fool can ask more questions in a minute than twelve wise men can answer in an hour.
--Nikolai Lenin
20
Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
--Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
21
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
--J. Robert Oppenheimer
22
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.
-- Plato
23
Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.
--John Ray
24
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
--William Shakespeare
25
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
-- Unknown
26
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
-- Unknown
27
Fools give you reasons, wise men never try.
--Oscar Hammerstein II 
28
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
--Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
29
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
--William Blake
30
Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own.
--H. G. Bohn
31
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
--John Dalberg Acton

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