There is this difference between happiness and wisdom; he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who thinks differently from him.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
No man was ever wise by chance.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
The wisest have the most authority.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.