Some men are wise, and some are otherwise. -Smollett, Tobias G.
- Marcus Porcius Cato – on learning "Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise." ~Cato the Elder, born Marcus Porcius Cato and also known as Cato the Censor, Cato the Wise, and Cato the Ancient (a Roman senator and historian known for his conservatism and opposition to Hellenization.)
- "We’ve urged the Pakistanis to take the… "We've urged the Pakistanis to take the statesman-like course, the wise course, and the restraint course," - Thomas Pickering
- "Bankers know that history is inflationary and… "Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard" - Will Durant
- "The man who has never made a fool of himself… "The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love." - Theodor Reik