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A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. - Plato.


A word to the wise is enough, and many words won’t fill a bushel. - Benjamin Franklin.


Cunning...is but the low mimic of wisdom. - Plato.


Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. - Benjamin Franklin.


Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them. - Benjamin Franklin.


He was a wise man who invented beer. - Plato.


I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates.


I am the wisest man because I know I don't know. I am only singularly ignorant. The rest of the citizens are twice ignorant. They think they know, but they still don't know. - Plato.


I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. – Socrates.


In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Benjamin Franklin.


Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom. - Plato.


Know yourself. – Socrates.


Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. - Plato.


Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand. - Plato.


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. – Aristotle.


The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms. – Socrates.


The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom. - Plato.


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates.


The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato.


There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. - Plato.


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. – Aristotle.


The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. – Aristotle.


The wisest have the most authority. - Plato.


To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? – Socrates.


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. – Socrates.


Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober-minded men. – Socrates.


Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences. - Plato.


Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates.


Wise men learn by others’ harms, fools scarcely by their own. - Benjamin Franklin.


Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. - Plato.



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