40:010:016 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
The very greatest men have been among the least believers in the power of genius, and as worldly wise and persevering as successful men of the commoner sort.
To a stranger he appeared to know nothing of things in general; yet I sometimes saw in him a man whom I had not seen before, and I did not know whether he was as wise as Shakespeare or as simply ignorant as a child, whether to suspect him of a fine poetic consciousness or of stupidity.
For if, as you say, justice is the obedience which the subject renders to their commands, in that case, O wisest of men, is there any escape from the conclusion that the weaker are commanded to do, not what is for the interest, but what is for the injury of the stronger?
Her plans were as wise as her methods of carrying them out.
01:041:039 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 01:041:040 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.'
No one was considered so wise and far-seeing as Mr. Watson.
Wise like the guru!
Some clerke* holde that felicity writers, scholars Stands in delight; and therefore certain he, This noble January, with all his might In honest wise as longeth to a knight, belongeth Shope him to live full deliciously: *prepared, arranged His housing, his array, as honestly honourably, suitably To his degree was maked as a king’s.
Yet I have no doubt that that people’s rulers are as wise as the average of civilized rulers.
Now the case of many people who are not as wise as Tertullian and Socrates is identical with theirs.
I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.