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Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

A wise man loses nothing, if he but save himself.

Character | Man | Nothing | Wise |

José Joaquín de Olmedo, fully José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

Character | Man | Wise | Happiness |

William Penn

Knowledge is the treasure, but judgment is the treasurer of a wise man.

Character | Judgment | Knowledge | Man | Wise |

Publius Syrus

A wise man dreads an enemy, however insignificant.

Character | Enemy | Man | Wise |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When fate is adverse, a wise man can always strive for happiness and sail against the wind to attain it.

Character | Fate | Man | Wise | Fate | Happiness |

Publius Syrus

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.

Advice | Character | Receive | Wise |

Publius Syrus

When you love you are not wise: when you are wise you do not love.

Character | Love | Wise |

Francis Quarles

The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber. If virtue accompanies beauty it is the heart's paradise; if vice be associate with it, it is the soul's purgatory. It is the wise man's bonfire, and the fools furnace.

Beauty | Character | Heart | Man | Paradise | Soul | Thought | Virtue | Virtue | Wise | Beauty | Thought | Vice |

Pierre Louis Roederer

True purity of taste is a quality of the mind; it is a feeling which can, with little difficulty, be acquired by the refinement of intelligence; whereas purity of manners is the result of wise habits, in which all the interests of the soul are mingled and in harmony with the progress of intelligence. That is why the harmony of good taste and of good manners is more common than the existence of taste without manners, or of manners without taste.

Character | Difficulty | Existence | Good | Harmony | Intelligence | Little | Manners | Mind | Progress | Purity | Refinement | Soul | Taste | Wise |

Theodor Reik

The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.

Character | Love | Man | Will | Wise |

Francis Quarles

Gaze not on beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long, lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burn thee. If thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbs thee; if thou hunt after it, it destroys thee. If virtue accompany it, it is the heart’s paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul’s purgatory. It is the wise man’s bonfire, and the fool’s furnace.

Beauty | Character | Heart | Love | Man | Paradise | Soul | Virtue | Virtue | Wise | Beauty | Vice |

Francis Quarles

A fool's heart is in his tongue; but a wise man's tongue is in his heart.

Character | Heart | Man | Wise |

Madame Roland, Jeanne Manon Philon, born Marie-Jeanne Phlipon

The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, the skilled direct it.

Character | Opinion | Wise |

Philippe Quinault

It is not wise to be wiser than is necessary.

Character | Wise |

Charles Simmons

A wise man knows his own ignorance; a fool thinks he knows everything.

Character | Ignorance | Man | Wise |