Giving up your core business in search of a phantom audience is not wise.
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
Experience! Wise men do not need it.
Experience! Idiots do not heed it.
Coffee, (which makes the politician wise, and see thro' all things with his half-shut eyes).
No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.