WISECRACKER - BAVARD - CHIACCHIERONE - CORREVEIDILE
A wise bee sips not a fallen flower.
ChineseA wise companion is half the journey.A wise duck takes care of its bill.A wise enemy is better than a foolish friend.A wise falcon hides his talons.A wise father may have an unwise son.A wise fool is wiser than a foolish wise man.A wise fox will never rob his neighbours hen roost.A wise God shrouds the future in obscure darkness.
HoraceA wise head has a close mouth to it.A wise head hath a close mouth to it.A wise head hath a close mouth.A wise head keeps a shut mouth.A wise head makes a close mouth.A wise head maks a close mouth.
ScotlandA wise husband and a patient wife equal a peaceful home and a happy life.A wise judge, by the craft of the law, was never seduced from its purpose.
SoutheyA wise lawyer ne'er gangs to law himsel.
ScotlandA wise lawyer never goes to law himself.A wise look may secure a fool, if he talk not.A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Chinese.A wise man always knows when to stop for breathing space.A wise man and a fool together, know more than a wise man alone.A wise man associating with the vicious becomes an idiot; a dog traveling with good men becomes a rational being.A wise man begins in the end; a fool ends in the beginning.A wise man can hear profit in the wind.A wise man cares not for that which he cannot have.A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
George Herbert, Jacula PrudentumA wise man carries his cloak in fair weather, and a fool wants his in rain.A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never.A wise man changes his mind, a fool never (will).A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.A wise man commonly has foolish children.A wise man conceals his intelligence; the fool displays his foolishness.
Yiddish] Der kluger bahalt dem saichel; der nar veist zein narishkeit.A wise man does at first what a fool must do at last.A wise man does his own work.A wise man does not lose his way, a brave man does not fear.A wise man does not matter what the multitude does talk of him.A wise man does nothing by constraint.
CiceroA wise man doesn't need advice, and a fool won't take it.A wise man gets learning frae them that has nane to themselves.
ScotlandA wise man gets learning from those who have none themselves.A wise man hears one word and understands two.A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish] A kluger farshtait fun ain vort tsvai.A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous, or no wife at all.
EuripidesA wise man in the company of those who are ignorant has been compared by the sages to a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
SaadiA wise man is a great wonder.A wise man is able to adapt to the surprises of life as water to the decanter it is poured in.