What is a wise saying

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  • There are only ever a few big hearts / who clearly understand the world and clearly discard the truth / and what is good in it / and hate what is bad and wrong there.

  • A knower who has no pious mind is a blind man who carries a torch: “He leads and is not himself led.

  • As long as you cannot forgive the other for being different, you are still far from the path to wisdom.

  • Wise is a person who does not mourn for the things he does not have, but rejoices in the things he has.

  • Those who are wise rejoice in a silent heart.

  • He thinks he knows something he doesn't know, but I, who don't know, don't think I know either. I seem to be at least a little bit wiser than this one, because I don't think I know what I don't know either.

  • Whoever has it will be given to have abundance. But whoever does not have what he has will be taken from him.

  • Those who have thought the deepest love the most lively. / He who looks out into the world understands high virtue / and the wise often end up inclining to the beautiful.

  • No matter how wise a person may be, he becomes wise through instruction alone.

  • To seize the moment, to think of the evening every step of the way, to spend the greatest number of happy hours possible, that is wisdom.

  • I love those who love me, wisdom, and those who seek me will find me.

  • The wise man conforms to the circumstances as the water conforms to the shape of the vessel.

  • What prevents me from mistaking someone for the philosopher of the future who cannot read a syllable? The wisdom is not based in the specialist literature.

  • A person remains wise as long as he seeks wisdom. As soon as he thinks he has found her, he becomes a fool.

  • No river is big and rich by itself: it is that it absorbs and carries on so many tributaries that makes it so. So it is with all greats of the mind.

  • We do not become wise by remembering our past, but by taking responsibility for our future.

  • Wisdom is as much a matter of the heart as it is of the head. Even if the fundamentals of a science can be quickly acquired, the heart's share in wisdom only grows from many experiences in joys and sorrows, hope, disappointment, effort, success and failure.

  • Those who follow wisdom become powerful! / Wisdom grants the heart youthful freshness up to old age! / Wisdom is a garment of honor given by God! / Wisdom surpasses knowledge and stays away from malice! / A heart adorned with wisdom is like a rich treasure!

  • She cannot grant us splendor, wealth, vain pleasure: / What does wisdom give us? The spirit to do without.

  • Dare to be wise! To start! Anyone who postpones the hour of real life is only like a peasant waiting for the river to dry up before crossing it.

  • None of the gods seek wisdom or desire to become wise; for it is he, just as anyone who is wise does not look for wisdom.

  • But those who come to the happiness of knowledge, are above opposites and are free from selfishness, this will never shake happiness or unhappiness.

  • I gave my youth to men. I now give my wisdom to the animals.

  • The wise man is prepared for all events.

  • The wise man does nothing against his will. He escapes necessity because he wants what it would force him to do.