But this sawhorse can trot as fast as you can, Jim; and he's very wise, too.
You had no real knowledge and therefore no way to make a wise decision.
In this, as in all other things, Miss Sullivan has been the wise teacher.
If I knew so wise a man as could teach me purity I would go to seek him forthwith.
So he employed a wise man whose name was Al Farra to be their teacher.
"Do so, my child," said the Minister; "and I hope that when you grow up you will become a wise man and a great orator."
"Which would you rather have" asked the caliph, "three hundred pieces of gold, or three wise sayings from my lips?"
And the queen said, You are wise, King Solomon.
These rulers were old men, with wise faces and long white beards.
The oracle at Delphi has ordered that it shall be given to the wisest of wise men, and for that reason we have brought it to you.
The famous men of whom I have told you in this story are commonly called the Seven Wise Men of Greece.
There one does not meet the great and the wise face to face; one does not even feel their living touch.
I tried to make sounds like my little playmates, but teacher told me that the voice was very delicate and sensitive and that it would injure it to make incorrect sounds, and promised to take me to see a kind and wise lady who would teach me rightly.
My friends have told me about your great and magnificent city, and I have read a great deal that wise Englishmen have written.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
I considered this suggestion carefully, then I told Mr. Rhoades that I should be proud and glad to have wise friends to whom I could always turn for advice in all important matters.
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
Yet I have no doubt that that people's rulers are as wise as the average of civilized rulers.
New England can hire all the wise men in the world to come and teach her, and board them round the while, and not be provincial at all.
I did not know at first but it was the result of a wise policy.
When they make us an offer, is it wise to say, We will think of it?
We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.
He was too wise to risk losing her before he learned her secrets.
From the first Mr Hart gained the entire confidence of the members of the Chinese government, who were wise enough to recognize his loyal and able assistance.
The naming of seven members of prominent Roman families, however, reversed the wise policy of his predecessor which had kept the dangerous factions of the city out of the curia.
But the work progressed under his wise direction, and he was able "to be present, in 1744, at meetings of ten thousand souls."
Experience has shown how valuable and wise this course was.
Just as the latter afterwards makes Nathan the Wise and Saladin meet over the chess-board, so did Lessing and Mendelssohn actually come together as lovers of the game.
This is the moral of Lessing's Nathan the Wise, the hero of which is undoubtedly Mendelssohn.
Epicureanism thought that " the wise man fears not death, before which most men tremble; for, if we are, it is not; if it is, we are not."
Then came General Sir Richard Bourke, whose wise and liberal administration proved most beneficial.
Oh, a very wise man is Prince Kutuzov!
He did not want to be an hussar or a Knight of St. George like his uncle Nicholas; he wanted to be learned, wise, and kind like Pierre.
And for some reason he went to kill Africans, and killed them so well and was so cunning and wise that when he returned to France he ordered everybody to obey him, and they all obeyed him.
"Certainly," answered the wise man.
But the wolf was too wise to show herself.
I am sure that whether you grow up to be a monk or a king, you will be a wise and noble man.
He was a very wise and powerful ruler, and he made his country the greatest of any that was then known.
"Aesop is a wise fellow," said his master.
The people of Connecticut still remember Abraham Davenport, because he was a wise judge and a brave lawmaker.
Tell the wise man why you bring it, and repeat to him the words of the oracle.
"It is better to be wise than wealthy," he said.