Great men are the commissioned guides of mankind, who rule their fellows because they are wiser.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
William Blake (1757-1827) British poet and painter.
The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone.
Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) German writer.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.
Wisdom comes by disillusionment.
George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.
The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones.
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.