Wise

Famous quotes containing the word wise:

    A wise parent humours the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
    Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865)

    This fellow is wise enough to play the fool,
    And to do that well craves a kind of wit.
    He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
    The quality of persons, and the time,
    Not, like the haggard, check at every feather
    That comes before his eye. This is a practice
    As full of labor as a wise man’s art.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Facts are ventriloquists’ dummies. Sitting on a wise man’s knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)