The eldest and wisest had found him when he was a child, wandering the immortal world, alone.
On the 23rd of March 1492 he was formally admitted into the sacred college and took up his residence at Rome, receiving a letter of advice from his father which ranks among the wisest of its kind.
Coming to the throne at the age of sixteen, he did the wisest thing he could by allowing himself to be guided by the most capable man he could find.
"Why is it," he asked, "that the multitude accept implicitly the decisions of the wisest, of the specially skilled, in physical science?"
Born in the part of Italy formerly known as Greater Greece, it may be said of him without paradox that the development of his mind and character represented a modern incarnation of all that was subtle and profound in the Hellenic genius, linked with the best and wisest tradition of Roman civilization and of the Christianity that came to take its place.
The native dynasty has been strengthened rather than weakened, and Tunisia may be pointed out as the best and wisest example of French administration over an alien land and race.
Other countries however still appear to cling to the belief that it is wisest to fix a maximum rate of legal interest.
The wisest act of John III.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
Then the king called one of the wisest scholars in Egypt and asked him what the word meant.
"I have heard that you are the wisest man in the world," she said, "and surely this simple thing ought not to puzzle you."
And Alfred did grow up to become the wisest and noblest king that England ever had.
Give not the merchant nor the fishermen the prize; But give it to that one who is wisest of the wise.
I am not the wisest of the wise.
They told him that it was not for sale, but that it was to be given to the wisest of the wise.
It will make us all profoundly wise, wiser than the wisest person who has ever lived.
Thirteen years ago she made up her mind to learn to speak, and she gave her teacher no rest until she was allowed to take lessons, although wise people, even Miss Sullivan, the wisest of them all, regarded it as an experiment unlikely to succeed and almost sure to make her unhappy.
It is often necessary to remind her that there are infinitely many things that the wisest people in the world cannot explain.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
You may say the wisest thing you can, old man--you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind--I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that.
With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.
But perchance it would be wisest never to put one's paw into it.
A man, any man, will go considerably out of his way to pick up a silver dollar; but here are golden words, which the wisest men of antiquity have uttered, and whose worth the wise of every succeeding age have assured us of;--and yet we learn to read only as far as Easy Reading, the primers and class-books, and when we leave school, the "Little Reading," and story-books, which are for boys and beginners; and our reading, our conversation and thinking, are all on a very low level, worthy only of pygmies and manikins.
It is wonderful how clever I am and how... charming she is, she went on, speaking of herself in the third person, and imagining it was some very wise man--the wisest and best of men--who was saying it of her.
The child cannot believe that the strongest and wisest of its people have no remedy for its pain, and the hope of relief and the expression of its mother's sympathy while she rubs the bump comforts it.