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Proverbs containing the word Wise

A word is enough to the wise

An intelligent person can readily take a hint. Whoever is speaking to him knows that he does not need a long explanation. The Latin version is... Read more →

Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes; fools by their own

It is better to keep out of trouble by not repeating the foolish behaviour of others than it is to do as they did and suffer in the same way.

A wise man is never less alone than when alone

Wise people are resourceful and do not feel the lack of company when alone, because they can find plenty to do plenty to think about.

Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise

If knowledge brings unhappiness it is better to be ignorant. The proverb comes from Thomas Gray's Ode an a Distant Prospect of Eton College. The... Read more →

A still tongue makes a wise head

You will learn more by listening to other people than by talking yourself.

Some are wise and some are otherwise

This is a play on words. It means quite simply that some people are wise and others are not. The proverb is originally a quotation from the... Read more →

It is easy to be wise after the event

When something has ended badly, it is easy to say what should have been done to ensure success. Foresight is being wise before the event; being... Read more →

Early to bed and early to rise …

Early to bed and early to rise ... Makes a man healthy, wealthy , and wise. We owe this admirable precept to that great and versatile American,... Read more →