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    Ace in the hole

    Something important that is held in reserve, something that other people are not aware of and that can be used to your advantage when the time is right (in stud poker a player gets several cards with one of the cards placed face down the hole card a

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    As wise as an owl

    Very wise

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    As wise as Solomon

    Very wise (Solomon is a character in the Bible)

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    Judgement of Solomon

    A metaphor referring to a wise judge and his or her strategy to determine the truth by tricking the parties into revealing their true feelings this refers to a story from the Bible where Solomon ruled between two women who were both claiming to be the mother of a child

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    Solomon's choice

    A metaphor referring to a wise judge and his or her strategy to determine the truth by tricking the parties into revealing their true feelings this refers to a story from the Bible where Solomon ruled between two women who were both claiming to be the mother of a child

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    A calculated risk

    Said when one is aware of taken risk but probability of success is higher than failure; an action that may fail but has a good chance to succeed

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    Have one's finger on the pulse

    To be aware of recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity

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    Keep one's finger on the pulse

    To be aware of recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity

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    Open (someone's) eyes to (something)

    To become aware of something

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    Live in an ivory tower

    Someone who lives in sheltered place not aware of the realities of everyday life; someone does not experience problems of everyday live

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    Mary Wilson Little

    He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.

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    Aesop

    Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

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    Baltasar Gracian

    Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

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    Joan Rivers

    Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

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    Alphonse de Lamartine

    Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

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    Allan Bloom

    Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

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    Thomas B. Macaulay

    Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.

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    Publilius Syrus

    From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.

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    Albert Einstein

    Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

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    A word to the wise is enough

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    Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

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    It is easy to be wise after the event

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    Is fair and wise and good and gay.

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    Penny wise and pound foolish

    Someone who does not see the bigger picture but concentrates on small insignificant details; someone careless of large things which are more important than the small details

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    Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

    A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

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    Moliere

    A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

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    Jonathan Swift

    A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

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    Niccolo Machiavelli

    A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.

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    William Hazlitt

    A wise traveler never despises his own country.

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    Bill Cosby

    A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

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    Chaim Potok

    All of us grow up in particular realities - a home, family, a clan, a small town, a neighborhood. Depending upon how we're brought up, we are either deeply aware of the particular reading of reality into which we are born, or we are peripherally aware of it.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.

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    George Santayana

    Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

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    Alan Alda

    Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

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    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

    Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

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    George Jean Nathan

    Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.

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    Bruce Sterling

    I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.

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    Michael Graves

    If I have a style, I am not aware of it.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.

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    Lord Chesterfield

    In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

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    H. L. Mencken

    It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.

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    Francis Bacon

    It is impossible to love and to be wise.

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    William Hazlitt

    It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.

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    Epictetus

    It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.

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    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

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    Sholom Aleichem

    Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

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    Plato

    Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

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    Hedy Lamarr

    My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

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    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    No man was ever wise by chance.

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    Tobias Smollett

    Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.

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    Henry Miller

    The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

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    William James

    The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

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    Augustus Hare

    The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.

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    Khalil Gibran

    The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

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    Benjamin Disraeli

    The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.

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    Dean Inge

    The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.

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    Baltasar Gracian

    The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

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    Duke Ellington

    The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

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    Jean de la Bruyere

    The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later.

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    Buddha

    To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

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    Stephen Samuel Wise

    Vision looks upward and becomes faith.

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    George Bernard Shaw

    We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

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    Sara Teasdale

    When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange - my youth.

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    Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Who is wise in love, love most, say least.

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    William Arthur Ward

    Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.

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    Diogenes

    Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.

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    Francis Bacon

    Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

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    Arthur Helps

    Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

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    To wise up to

    To become aware

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