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things wise enough, do usually miscarry; in putting off the making of their wills and their repentance, till it be too late. -Tillotson's Sermons.
WINE.—A vine bears three grapes, the first of pleasure, the second of drunkenness, and the third of repentance.-Anacharsis.
WINE.— Look not upon the wine when it is red; when it giveth his color in the cup: at last it biteth like the serpent, and stingeth like the adder.- Solomon.
WINE AND STRONG DRINK.—Wine is a inocker; strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby, is not wise.Solomon.
WISDOM.— Wisdom is to the mind, what health is to the body.—Rochefoucault.
Wisdom.—In an active life is sown the seed of wisdom; but he who reflects not, never reaps; has no harvest from it, but carries the burden of
wages of experience; nor knows himself old, but from his infirmities, the parish register, and the contempt of mankind. And what has age,
if it has not esteem ?—It has nothing.— Young. Wisdom.—Our chief wisdom consists in knowing our follies and faults, that we may correct them.
WISDOM.-True wisdom is a thing very extraordinary. Happy are they that have it: and next to them, not those many that think they have it, but those few that are sensible of their own defects and imperfections, and know that they have it not. - Tillotson.
WISDOM.—It is as great a point of wisdom to hide igno. rance, as to discover knowledge.
WISDOM.— Wisdom allows nothing to be good, that will
not be so forever; no man to be happy, but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful, that is not master of himself.-- Seneca.
Wisdom. —No man is the wiser for his learning: it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.“ -Selden.
WISDOM. - We ought not to judge of men's merits by their qualifications, but by the use they make of them. - Charron.
WISDOM.Wisdom is a fox who, after long hunting, will at last cost you the pains to dig out: 'tis a cheese, which by how much the richer, has the thicker, the homelier, and the coarser coat; and whereof to a judicious palate, the maggots are best.
'Tis a sack posset, wherein the deeper you go, you'll find it the sweeter. Wisdom is a hen, whose cackling we must value and consider, because it is attended with an egg. But lastly, 'tis a nut, which unless you choose with judgment, may cost you a tooth, and pay you with nothing but a worm.-Swift.
Wisdom. There is not a man in the world, but desires to be. or to be thought to be, a wise man; and yet if he considered how little he contributes himself thereunto, he might wouder to find himself in any tolerable degree of understand ing-Clarendon.
WISDOM AND FOLLY.—Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes. Cecil.
WISDOM AND FOLLY.—A man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.—Sir W. Temple.
WISDOM OF NATURE.—The wisdom of nature is better than of books : prudence being a wise election of those things which nerer remain after one and the self-same inanner.—Sir W Rulrgh.
WISDOM OF THE IGNORANT.—The wisdom of the ignorant, somewhat resembles the instinct of animals; it is diffused but in a very narrow sphere, but within the circle it acts with vigor, uniformity, and success.- Goldsmith
WISDOM, PROVERBIAL.—The proverbial wisdom of the populace at gates, on roads, and in markets, instructs the attentive ear of him who studies man, more fully than a thousand rules ostentatiously arranged.— Lavater.
WISDOM, VIRTUE, AND INNOCENCE.—An author, no less eminent than judicious, makes the following distinction between the words innocence, wisdom, and virtue. Innocence consists in doing no harm, and occasioning no trouble to society. Wisdom consists in being attentive to one's true and solid interest; in distinguishing it from a seeming interest; in a right choice and a constant adherence to it. Virtue goes further; it loves the good of society, and frequently pre fers it to its own advantages. --Art of Thinking.
WISDOM WITH WEAKNESS.- -When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of the serpent in his composition, he becomes ridiculous in many circumstances of life, and very often discredits his best actions.—Addison.
WISE, THE.— There are but two classes of the wise; the men who serve God because they have found him, and the men who seek him because they have found him not. All others
may say, “ Is there not a lie in my right hand ?”— Cecil.
WISE, THE.—The wise man does three things : he abandons the world, before it abandons him; prepares his sepulchre before entering it; and does all with the design of pleasing God, before entering into his presence.
WISE, THE.— The first consideration a wise man fixeth upon, is the great end of his creation ; what it is, and wherein
it consists; the next is, of the most proper means to that end.-- Walker.
Wise, THE, AND THE FOOLISH.—Notwithstanding man's es sential perfection is but very little, his comparative perfection may
considerable. If he looks upon himself in an abstracted light, he has not much to boast of; but if he considers himself with regard to others, he may find occasion of glorying, if not in his own virtues, at least in the absence of another's imperfections. This gives a different turn to the reflections of the wise man and the fool. The first endeavors to shine in himself, and the last to outshine others. The first is humbled by the sense of his own infirmities, the last is lifted up by the discovery of those which he observes in
The wise man considers what he wants, and the fool what he abounds in. The wise man is happy when he gains his own approbation, and the fool when he recommends himself to the applause of those about him.-Addi
WISE, THE, AND THE FOOLISH. — The wise man has his foibles, as well as the fool. But the difference between them, is, that the foibles of the one are known to himself and concealed from the world; and the foibles of the other are known to the world and concealed from himself.—Mason on SelfKnowledge.
WISE, THE, FOR THIS WORLD AND THE NEXT.—It is usually seen, that the wiser men are about the things of this world, the less wise they are about the things of the next. Gibson.
WISE, THE, THEIR ESTIMATE OF MEN.—A wise man looks apon men, as he does on horses: all their caparisons of title, wealth, and place, he considers but as harness. -Cecil. WISE, THE, THE POWERFUL, &C. —
-Who is wise ? he that
learns from every one.
Who is powerful? he that governs his passions. Who is rich ? he that is content. — Miscella nies.
WISHES.—Many things in the course of human life are grievous for want of rightly pondering this truth; that if we needed them not, we should hardly meet with them; and if we do need them, we ought not to wish an exemption from them.--Dillwyn.
WISHES AND ACTIONS.-- What we wish to do we think we can do, but when we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
Wishes run over in loquacious impotence; will presses on with laconic energy.--Lavater.
WIT.--Wit is not levelled so much at the muscles as at the heart; and the latter will sometimes smile when there is not a single wrinkle on the cheek. ---Lyttleton.
Wit.—The less wit a man has, the less he knows he wants it.
your wit rather serve you for a buckler to defend yourself, by a handsome reply, than the sword to wound others, though with never so facetious a reproach, remembering that a word cuts deeper than a sharper weapon, and the wound it makes is longer curing ---Osborn.
Wit.--Men are contented to be laughed at for their wit, but not for their folly.--Swift.
WIT.-Some men's wit is like a dark lantern, which serves their own turn, and guides them their own way; but is never known (according to the Scripture) either to shine forth be. fore men, or to glorify their Father which is in heaven. Pope. .