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Top 100 Wise And Great Sayings

#1. The care of a wise and good man for his only son is inferior to the regard of the great Parent of the universe for his creatures. - Author: John Woolman
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#2. If by leaving a small pleasure one sees a great pleasure, let a wise man leave the small pleasure, and look to the great. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#3. Do not go for conformity that breeds mediocrity! Choose instead to stand for transformation that does not only transforms lives, but true purpose and living as well. - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#4. Great men die and are forgotten,
Wise men speak; their words of wisdom
Perish in the ears that hear them,
Do not reach the generations
That, as yet unborn, are waiting
In the great, mysterious darkness
Of the speechless days that shall be! - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#5. We actually try our best to be non-biased, but for me, that was the best movie ["Sicario"], filmmaking-wise and storytelling-wise, and connected to me the most. I thought it was great. - Author: John Krasinski
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#6. The spirit of rebellion is present in every great city, and the great task of wise government is to keep it dormant, for if it wakes it is a torrent which no dam can hold back. - Author: Giacomo Casanova
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#7. I don't have a great deal of stress job-wise in my life, and that feels good. - Author: Joe Torre
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#8. A world is supported by four things: the learning of wise, the justice of great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#9. One of my great mistakes coming up, since I was a kid from wrong side of the tracks, and fearful that I might be seen as wanting leadership-wise, was to be someone I was not. - Author: Kevin Allen
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#10. I'm a golfer, and what are the two sports you can do till you drop? Golf and surfing. They're great for you limber-wise, they're great for you health-wise, and they put you in sweet locations. - Author: Matthew McConaughey
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#11. It is only the enlightened ruler and the wise general who will use the highest intelligence of the army for the purposes of spying, and thereby they achieve great results. - Author: Sun Tzu
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#12. How wise and how merciful is that provision of nature by which his earthly anchor is usually loosened by many little imperceptible tugs, until his consciousness has drifted out of its untenable earthly harbor into the great sea beyond! - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#13. One of the Seven [wise men of Greece] was wont to say: That laws were like cobwebs, where the small flies are caught and the great break through. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#14. Only the foolish insist on making their own mistakes when they can learn from the mistakes of others. Only the wise will understand that success leaves clues, and those clues are there for you to use to achieve great things. - Author: John Patrick Hickey
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#15. Firstly, by learning the great lesson of wise men: patience, the certainty that everything - both good and bad - is provisional in this life. Secondly, using this sudden change of course to risk new things in daily life, to do things you always dreamed of. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#16. The marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage beast as man. So holy it is, so touching, so wise and so great a credit is to man. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#17. Ten responsible and rational young citizens are sufficient to clean up the mess of a thousand old superstitious citizens. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#18. Even in the middle of a hopeless darkness a light may suddenly reach you; keep your hope tightly and this great hope of yours will strongly attract the light onto you! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#19. Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately. - Author: Edward Everett Hale
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#20. She began to see that character is a better possession than money, rank, intellect, or beauty, and to feel that if greatness is what a wise man has defined it to be, 'truth, reverence, and good will,' then her friend Friedrich Bhaer was not only good, but great. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#21. All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all. - Author: John Piper
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#22. He leaned his head in his hands, as if the burden he bore were too great for endurance. 'You are wise', he said, then raised his head and stared at her with unflinching hatred. 'I wish you were a foolish woman I could despise, damn you! - Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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#23. I said that I loved the wise proverb, Brief, simple and deep; For it I'd exchange the great poem That sends us to sleep. - Author: Bryan Procter
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#24. It neither is reason nor in any wise to be suffered that the young king, our master and kinsman, should be in the hands of custody of his mother's kindred, sequestered in great measure from our company and attendance, the which is neither honorable to his majesty nor unto us. - Author: Richard III Of England
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#25. The ego is entranced by ... names and ideas ... However names and concepts only block your perception of this Great Oneness. Therefore it is wise to ignore them. Those who live inside their egos are continually bewildered. - Author: Laozi
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#26. Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave - Author: Elijah Muhammad
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#27. It takes good effort to begin and a great effort to complete a task. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#28. Consequently, the value and importance of the monarchic idea cannot reside in the person of the monarch himself except if Heaven decides to lay the crown on the brow of the heroic genius like Frederick the Great or a wise character like William I. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#29. Three great lessons for my children; love God, love yourself and love your neighbour as yourself. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#30. The great Tibetan meditator Gungtang Jampelyang once asked
'What is the difference between a wise man and a fool?'
The difference lies in their intention. A wise person is someone who has a good intention, not someone who merely possesses knowledge. - Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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#31. Keep alive within you and bring under wise control that courage which makes you long to undertake great works, which others might consider it folly to attempt. - Author: Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
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#32. I would really like to do a movie. Schedule-wise I don't know when exactly, but I think it would be great to do a Portlandia movie. Some of my favorite television shows have done it and they've been great. Like Monty Python. I think it would be great. - Author: Fred Armisen
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#33. That was my choice at that time, and I still say Nixon was a great president. A very beautiful and wise man. - Author: Solomon Burke
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#34. Courteous Reader, Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the Wise and the Great. Formerly, no Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in Battle, in short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an Astrologer. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#35. She had been a great lady, wise and gracious and happy. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#36. For 10 years, I'd been working as a freelance writer and editor, making money but not a living. It was a good arrangement family-wise, allowing me to stay home with our daughter, but not so great financially or, sometimes, ego-wise. - Author: Will Allison
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#37. An enormously vast field lies between "God exists" and "there is no God." The truly wise man traverses it with great difficulty. A Russian knows one or the other of these two extremes, but is not interested in the middle ground. He usually knows nothing, or very little. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#38. Oh, I didn't think it wise to hide it. Might not be able to find it again," I say, cheerily. "It's sitting in plain view on your chair in the great hall. I do hope that was the best place for it. - Author: Libba Bray
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#39. The wise man seeks little joys, knowing that life is long and that his quota of great joys is distinctly limited. - Author: William Feather
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#40. I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere, and war to me was never anything but horror, mutilation and senseless destruction, and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it. - Author: George Grosz
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#41. I'm moving into that eldership age, you know? I'm at the 'wise woman' age where it's not about learning, but utilizing the information that I have in a way that serves other people. That's a high calling and it's a great responsibility. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant
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#42. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; asbad and good. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#43. O, to bring back the great Homeric time, The simple manners and the deed sublime: When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate, Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight. - Author: Mortimer Collins
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#44. One great difference between a wise man and a fool is, the former only wishes for what he may possibly obtain; the latter desires impossibilities. - Author: Democritus
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#45. A fool can read a thousand books and learn nothing.
A wise person can read one and become great. Using books for decoration is what ordinary men do. Using books for knowledge is what intelligent people do. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#46. But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#47. Alexander the Great once said that 'I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity!' What a great illusion is this! Wise man is he who always chooses to live longer and he who blesses the obscurity! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#48. The spirit of God dwells in you. Recognize the great power and might of your divine-self. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#49. The truths of the gospel do not change. If you will follow the Christ, follow his prophet, and follow his Spirit, you will always choose the right. As a result of your wise choices, your testimony will grow stronger, and great blessings of joy, happiness, and peace will be yours. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#50. Arise in great might and chase your dreams. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#51. The best way to achieve great success is to learn from wise people. Use them extensively with love, gratitude, and humility. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#52. Gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple. Great kings, emperors, generals, admirals and philosophers have all died of gout. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#53. The arch of heaven looks like an
upside-down cup, under which the wise
wander in vain. May your love for your beloved
be as great as the love of the bottle for the glass.
Look, how one gives and one receives, lip against
lip, the precious blood of the grapes. - Author: Omar Khayyam
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#54. The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live. - Author: Sidney Sheldon
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#55. Only one thing surprises me more than the stupidity with which most men live their lives and that is the intellegence inherent in that stupidity. [ ... ] The wise man makes his life monotonous, for then even the tiniest accident becomes imbued with great significance. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#56. Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents of this, as philosophy to learn wisdom from. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#57. Marriage is a mystery that one would be wise not to solve too hastily.
Marve De Jong, Love And Other Follies Of The Great Families Of Old New York - Author: Anna Godbersen
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#58. Things that are truly great need nothing from me, and to somehow think that they do speaks to my utter lack of greatness. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#59. The story is told of a famous German chemist that his marriage did not take place, because he forgot the hour of his wedding and went to the laboratory instead of to the church. He was wise enough to be satisfied with a single attempt and died at a great age unmarried - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#60. All the quiet corners of the world are the great temples for the wise and for the wisdom! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#61. The wise man should always follow the roads that have been trodden by the great, and imitate those who have most excelled, so that if he cannot reach their perfection, he may at least acquire something of its savour. - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#62. While they read and talked together, there was opened before them the great book wherein God has written, in the language of mountain, and tree, and sky, and flower, and brook, the things that make truly wise those who pause to read. - Author: Harold Bell Wright
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#63. The first
sign of greatness is when a man does not attempt to look and act
great. Before you can call yourself a man at all, Kipling assures
us, you must not look too good nor talk too wise. - Author: Dale Carnegie
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#64. Thou hast a voice, great Mountain, to repeal. Large codes of fraud and woe; not understood by all, but which the wise, and great, and good interpret, or make felt, or deeply feel. - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#65. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#66. Tis well to borrow from the good and the great; 'Tis wise to learn: 'tis God-like to create! - Author: John Godfrey Saxe
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#67. But I already saw no great difference between the psyche and spirituality. To amass knowledge without becoming wise is not my idea of progress in therapy. - Author: M. Scott Peck
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#68. I tend to like to make my statements more in fashion than in beauty, because what I normally respond to is when someone looks really effortless and deconstructed, beauty-wise, and they're fashion is really grand. Someone like Kate Moss is a great example. - Author: Blake Lively
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#69. Tears of tenderness and affection are no disparagement at all, even to great and wise men. - Author: Matthew Henry
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#70. A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#71. It is a queer thing. In a time of great need, when powerful leadership is demanded, the people - confused and excited - hear only the strident voices of the audacious, and refuse to listen to the voice of wisdom which, being wise, is temperate. - Author: Lloyd C. Douglas
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#72. But the young sapper was already on his back, the rifle aimed, his eye almost brushing the beards of Noah and Abraham and the variety of demons until he reached the great face and was stilled by it, the face like a spear, wise, unforgiving. - Author: Michael Ondaatje
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#73. But as a wise and great teacher once explained so patiently, all good stories - stories that touch your soul, stories that change your nature, stories that cause you to become a better person from their telling-these stories always contain truth. - Author: Camron Wright
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#74. The starting point for building great relationships is making wise decisions about who we allow close to us. We need people who will build us up and take us forward, and good friends will do just that. - Author: Brian Houston
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#75. It is but too common, of late, to condemn the acts of our predecessors and to pronounce them unjust, unwise, or unpatriotic from not adverting to the circumstances under which they acted. Thus, to judge is to do great injustice to the wise and patriotic men who preceded us. - Author: John C. Calhoun
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#76. Wise men perish,
senseless men perish.
Death, the great equalizer
comes for both, takes both,
as eternity draws close,
and Christ comes forth. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#77. Great! I've written something stupid, but I haven't signed a contract with anyone to produce solely wise and perfect works. I gave vent to my stupidity ... and here I am, reborn. - Author: Witold Gombrowicz
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#78. A wise traveler reaches his goal and rests," he continues. "The wanderer never reaches it, but with great lethargy of mind forever directs his hungry eyes before him. - Author: Rod Dreher
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#79. The great benefactors of individuals and of communities are the enlightened educators: the wise-teaching, mental and moral instructors and exemplars of our times. - Author: Dorothea Dix
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#80. If you have decided to sail to the sea with great courage and determination, even the storm on the horizon will step aside! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#81. When I first went to Vegas, there were just high-rollers and gamblers and the wise guys treated you great. - Author: Don Rickles
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#82. Nothing great could ever be achieved, without personal force, determined spirit and self-confidence. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#83. We cannot be wise while in the grip of a deep fear ... This is why demagogues, when seeking our support, will first cause us to fear and hate, knowing when we are in the grip of a great fear, we will abandon common sense and wisdom, we will forsake the hard-won lessons of time and experience. - Author: Philip Gulley
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#84. Beware of little expenses; A small leak will sink a great ship, as Poor Richard says; and again, Who dainties love, shall beggars prove; and moreover, Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#85. All who have taken it upon themselves to rule over others have incurred hatred and unpopularity for a time; but if one has a great aim to pursue, this burden of envy must be accepted, and it is wise to accept it. - Author: Pericles
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#86. I just think that Kimbo [Slice] in the future could be a great fighter. He's got the look and obviously he's got the marketability but skill-wise he really hasn't gotten an opportunity to settle in and develop on his skills. - Author: Ken Shamrock
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#87. When reconciling great hatred there will some remain. How can it be made good? Therefore the wise man accepts the debit side of the account and does not have to enforce payment from others. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#88. I'm doing great heart-wise. I get a complete stress test once a year, and those have gone well. I have stents in two arteries, and they are holding up. My other arteries haven't shown any additional clogging. - Author: Alberto Salazar
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#89. And Jasmine, royal princess and daughter of the sultan..." the little old religious man trailed off, confused. "I'm sorry, daughter. I don't remember all of your names. Rose of Agrabah? Twice Great-Granddaughter of Elisheba the Wise?"
"I think it was Elisheba," Jasmine said thoughtfully. - Author: Liz Braswell
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#90. The commodiousness of money is indeed great; but there are some advantages which money cannot buy, and which therefore no wise man will by the love of money be tempted to forego. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#91. his talk dwelt on walls and weapons, and the mustering of men; and he drew plans for great alliances and glorious victories to be; and he cast down Mordor, and became himself a mighty king, benevolent and wise. Suddenly - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#92. [We need] someone bold, to put himself at the head of the disaffected and rally them against the oppressor. Some great character who could captivate the people ... someone wise who could direct the actions of an unbridled and floating multitude. - Author: Jean-Paul Marat
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#93. When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#94. Every great accomplishments requires great grace and great enthusiasm. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#95. Great and terrible systems of divinity and philosophy lie round about us, which, if true, might drive a wise man mad. - Author: Walter Bagehot
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#96. It is no more necessary that a man should remember the different dinners and suppers which have made him healthy, than the different books which have made him wise. Let us see the results of good food in a strong body, and the results of great reading in a full and powerful mind. - Author: Sydney Smith
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#97. Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. - Author: John Balguy
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#98. It is the characteristic of great poems that they will yield of their sense in due proportion to the hasty and the deliberate reader. To the practical they will be common sense, and to the wise wisdom; as either the traveler may wet his lips, or an army may fill its water-casks at a full stream. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#99. We could go to monasteries. I could show you people who are very wise and they have great willpower, but they're not happy. They lack balance. They take it all too seriously. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#100. I don't pretend to be wise, but I am observing, and I see a great deal more than you'd imagine. I'm interested in other people's experiences and inconsistencies, and, though I can't explain, I remember and use them for my own benefit. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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