Found 4,250 quotes starting with W:

Skip to:WWAWBWC - WEWF - WHWI - WKWL - WNWO - WQWR - WTWU - WWWX - WZ

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.
– Samuel Palmer
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
– Cato the Elder
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.
– Cato the Elder, from Plutarch, Lives
Wise men talk because they have something to say fools talk because they have to say something.
– Saul Bellow
Wise men talk because they have something to say fools, because they have to say something.
– Plato
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
– Plato
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
– Napolean Hill
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
– Sir Arthur Helps
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.
– Sir Arthur Helps
Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more.
– Bryant McGill
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.
– Benjamin Franklin
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.
– Aristotle
Wit and wisdom differ. Wit is upon the sudden turn, wisdom is in bringing about ends.
– John Selden
Wit is brushwood; judgment timber; the one gives the greatest flame, and the other yields the most durable heat; and both meeting make the best fire.
– Overlung
Wit is educated insolence.
– Aristotle
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
– Lord Chesterfield
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
– Lord Chesterfield, letter to his godson, December 18, 1765
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
– Alexander Pope
Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
– Mark van Doren
Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike.
– Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
– Noël Coward
Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar. Never spread it about like marmalade.
– Noel Coward
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.
– Otto von Bismarck

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network