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Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself. - William Shakespeare


It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man. - Xenophanes


For to fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise without really being wise, for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For no one knows whether death may not be the greatest good that can happen to man. But men fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. - Socrates


Fear not the anger of the wise to raise; Those best can fear reproof who merit praise. - Alexander Pope


In the grand game and art called life, it is wise of one to cultivate an environment of: understanding, knowledge and purpose of heart to reach and attain all your noble and lofty goals in life, unlike others who pursue and chase vague, shallow and other meaningless trivial pursuits in life. - Joseph P. Martino


Better to hunt in fields for health un-bought than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend. - John Dryden


We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before. - James Truslow Adams


A wise man, when asked how he had learned so much about everything, replied: By never being ashamed or afraid to ask questions about anything of which I was ignorant. - John Abbott