If wiser legislation followed the great reform of 1832, Burke would have said this was because the political intelligence of the country had improved.
If only I'd been older, wiser, more willing to listen to him.
But a wiser view soon prevailed, and the natives of India at large gratefully accepted the queen's proclamation as the charter of their lives and liberties.
Wiser men were demigods to him.
It will make us all profoundly wise, wiser than the wisest person who has ever lived.
The civilized man is a more experienced and wiser savage.
The bitter fanaticism of Knox on this point encountered the wiser policy of Lord James and of Lethington.
Anti-Catholic feeling ran so high that, after the discovery of the Popish Plot, he found it wiser to retire to Brussels (1679), while Shaftesbury and the Whigs planned to exclude him from the succession.
The Quinarians, who boldly asserted that they had fathomed the mystery of creation, had been shown to be no wiser than other men, if indeed they had not utterly befooled themselves; for their theory at best could give no other explanation of things than that they were because they were.
On his return to France, a sadder and practically a wiser man, he settled down to very prosaic work.
Indeed, many of her eager questions would have puzzled a far wiser person than I am.
It had been a frequent saying with the more zealous royalists of Spain that a king must be wiser than his ministers, for he was placed on the throne and directed by God.
The effect which the establishment of the great northern republic was bound to have on their own colonies was not unknown to the wiser among the rulers of Spain.
When the British annexation took place a party in the volksraad wished to go to war with Britain, but the wiser counsels of President Brand prevailed.
Katie contemplated Carmen with eyes wiser than her twenty years.
He was thus able with some show of plausibility to represent the Goths as "wiser than all the other barbarians and almost like the Greeks" (Jord., De reb.
But here he and the wiser of his successors drew the line, and though under oriental influence divine honours were paid to the living emperor outside Italy, they were never permitted officially in Rome.
His eyes were wiser, his face firmer with few signs of the troubled youth she remembered.
In one respect, too, she showed herself wiser than her wisest counsellors.
My sister would've been a much wiser choice, and far more beautiful.
It would have been wiser to put the revenges as reprisals for the undeniable horrors committed by Montrose's Irish levies.
Dissolution the year before would have been wiser, but a certain pride forbade.
He maintained that the future of European Turkey was in the hands of the Christian population, and that it would have been wiser for England to ally herself with them rather than with the doomed and decaying Mahommedan power.
Obviously a warrior-king was preferable to a regimen of women and children, and the eyes of the wiser Magyars turned involuntarily towards Wladislaus III.
Nor are we much wiser in respect of those duc nitive tribal gods that are represented on the oldest monu- his ats in animal form.
The short-lived federal republic from the IIth of February 1873 to the 3rd of January 1874 was the culminating point of the career of Castelar, and his conduct during those eleven months was much praised by the wiser portion of his fellow-countrymen, though it alienated from him the sympathies of the majority of his quondam friends in the republican ranks.
The Lords were at this time, as a matter of fact, not merely wealthier but wiser than the Commons; and it is no wonder that, in days when the Commons, by passing the Septennial Act, had shown their distrust of their own constituents, the peers should show, by the Peerage Bill, their distrust of that House which was elected by those constituencies.
The great schoolmen were transmitters - putting in order, stating clearly and consecutively, conclusions reached by wiser and holier men in earlier times.
Alex's voice began forceful and then lost purpose - as if he thought it wiser not to say what was on his mind.
Whether or not a wiser policy on the part of Great Britain would have secured the continued allegiance of all the Boers it is impossible to say; the fact that numbers of Boers remained in Natal under British rule, and that the majority of the Boers who settled between the Orange and the Vaal desired to remain British subjects, points to that conclusion.
A section of the Dutch population was not however disposed to sacrifice the development of industries and commerce for racial considerations; while sharing the political aspirations of Kruger and Steyn the wiser among them wished for such a measure of reform in the Transvaal as would remove all justification for outside interference.
Palmerston had learnt by experience that it was wiser to conciliate an opponent than to attempt to crush him, and that the imperious tone he had sometimes adopted in the House of Commons, and his supposed obsequiousness to the emperor of the French, were the causes of the temporary reverse he had sustained.
He himself advocated with some force that it would be wiser and more popular to fix the county franchise at 20 and the borough franchise at 6 rateable value; and he contended that such a settlement could be defended on the old principle that taxation and representation should go together, for 20 was the minimum rent at which the house tax commenced, and a rateabie value of 6 was the point at which the householder could not compound to pay his rates through his landlord.
Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
original intention, wiser councils prevailed.
If he felt weariness, he never made anybody the wiser.
Older and wiser, Xander was aware of what she did now, just as he was starting to understand the identity crisis that caused Eden to seek him out.
What chiefly wounded him was a cruel review in Blackwood, written in the worst style of unreasoning abuse; but the enthusiasm of private friends, together with their wiser criticism, did much to help him and to foster his talent.
A wiser but less vigorous reformer was Robert Baldwin, who saw that in responsible government lay the cure for the political green-sickness from which Upper Canada was suffering.
A Polish insurrection, the Schleswig-Holstein question, a commercial treaty with France, the Civil War in America, gave Disraeli occasions for speech that was always forcible and often wiser than all could see at the time.
Burnet found it wiser to retire to England on the plea of fulfilling his duties as royal chaplain.
They had nothing to eat themselves, and they were wiser than to think that apologies could supply the place of food to their guests; so they drew their belts tighter and said nothing about it.
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
The sergeant, who was evidently wiser than his general, goes up to Auersperg and says: 'Prince, you are being deceived, here are the French!'
On the previous evening at the Lodge, he had heard that a rumor of his duel had reached the Emperor and that it would be wiser for him to leave Petersburg.
Do you think it would be wiser to abort the mission or continue with the original plans?
The statement was an open invitation but she was several conversations wiser now, and waited for him to volunteer the rest of the story.
It may be wiser to treat the two areas similarly, expecting a slightly different balance between merely systemic and clinically significant disputes.
They will be at the heart of an extended learning community as we seek as a church to grow wiser in our missionary practice.
But Ivan, wiser in his generation, knew that the thing was impossible, in view of the immense distance to be traversed, and the predominance of the Grand Turk from whom it would have to be wrested.
The same year he introduced a Test Oath by which all holding office or seats in either House of Parliament were to declare resistance to the royal power a crime, and promise to abstain from all attempts to alter the government of either church or state; but this extreme measure of retrograde toryism was successfully opposed by wiser statesmen.
xix, ninth edition, PP 44 0 -44 1) has not met with acceptance, and until we have a fuller account of the embryology of some one form, preferably an Inarticulate, it is wiser to regard the group as a very isolated one.
The political turn which was being given by some to the Society, to the detriment of its real spiritual work, evoked the fears of the wiser heads of the body; and in the fifth general congregation held in1593-1594it was decreed: "Whereas in these times of difficulty and danger it has happened through the fault of certain individuals, through ambition and intemperate zeal, that our institute has been ill spoken of in divers places and before divers sovereigns.
Johnson saw with more envy than became so great a man the villa, the plate, the china, the Brussels carpet, which the little mimic had got by repeating, with grimaces and gesticulations, what wiser men had written; and the exquisitely sensitive vanity of Garrick was galled by the thought that, while all the rest of the world was applauding him, he could obtain from one morose cynic, whose opinion it was impossible to despise, scarcely any compliment not acidulated with scorn.
Her sublime folly turned out to be wiser than their wisdom; in two months, from May to July 1429, she had freed Orleans, destroyed the prestige of the English army at Patay, and dragged the doubting and passive king against his will to be crowned at Reims. All this produced a marvellous revulsion of political feeling throughout France, Charles VII.
No book is worth reading that does not make you better or wiser.
He captures the man 's gradual change from confident and capable to wiser and conflicted with extraordinary subtlety.
He was unsuccessful, so we are all none the wiser as to the true nature of these wee beasties.
On the other hand, if you prefer to have newer vehicles and do not have a hefty commute, leasing may be a wiser decision for you.
If the cat will be allowed to roam outside, early spaying is the wiser choice in light of the overpopulation of cats running homeless or sitting in rescue shelters.
Individuals and businesses must also be wiser and more proactive in their disposal of items.
This difference makes solar energy a wiser choice.
Finding articles on time management can give you a wide perspective on this topic and ways to use your time in a wiser manner.
There are several ways to save money, however, and no one will be the wiser.
Nicotine controlled me and I was not the wiser.
I am now a little older and I believe a tad bit wiser.
As a result, she will hopefully come out stronger, smarter and wiser then she was when she went in.
Smart accessorizing can really jazz up a look and no one will be the wiser about the cost of your dress.
Small irregularities can add up to big savings and chances are, no one will be the wiser but you.
It is wiser to slightly size up than down, but not to the point that the garment hangs loose on the body.
This way, if there's an accident at the dining table and you need to spot clean your dress in the bathroom, no one will be the wiser.
Securing an invitation before submitting a manuscript seems to be a wiser and cheaper option.
Thus, in order to survive, an infant must become attached to the primary caregiver, who is stronger and wiser regarding the dangers of the world.
If you are concerned about privacy when you purchase a test, you can easily order one online and no one will be the wiser.
If your breasts feel tender or your nipples are unusually sensitive, it's wiser to look for some of the other early signs of pregnancy before you jump to any conclusions.
By choosing colors that naturally flatter you, no one will be the wiser!No matter with what you pair your overalls, you should feel comfortable in them.
This is a great way to buy discount votives, as once the candles are out of the packaging and in glass votive candle holders no one will be any the wiser!
As women grow wiser, they start to question this thinking of some interest verse no interest.
If there is no matrimonial connotation to the ring, however, it may be wiser to wear it on the right hand to avoid any confusion, either by the wearer or other friends noticing the new jewelry.
But when it comes to something heavy duty like a backpack duffle, it's much wiser to go into a shop and try it on.
Although we grow wiser with age, our body's natural process is to begin slowing itself down.
In a nutshell, it is wiser to have a little chocolate or other confection than piling up on other foods that do not do satisfy.
Perhaps it would be wiser to stick with the caloric restriction and moderate exercise.
The knowledge of how these foods affect your health may help you make wiser choices.
By the its very nature, a 1200 calorie diet helps dieters learn to make wiser choices because if breakfast uses up 600 calories and lunch is 400 calories it only gives you 200 calories for dinner.
Put a spinning bike in your basement and nobody will be the wiser if you arrive on time or 10 minutes later.
If you don't like what you've created, then no one's the wiser.
When buying a policy, ask the insurance company or agent about opening such an HSA to reduce your costs even further and to make major medical an even wiser financial decision by increasing your overall savings.
While some men may feel apprehensive about donning an item that's usually associated with women, no one needs to be the wiser if you choose to wear a body shaper under your clothing.
If you buy one in black jacquard fabric and layer a tunic over the top, nobody will be the wiser.
You can wear these sexy pieces underneath your conservative office outfits and no one will be the wiser.
Just edit in the sound effect and none will be the wiser.
Guest advice book: One great way is to have a "guest book" where the older and presumably wiser attendees at the party can write down their advice for the new graduate.
Obi-Wan of course, though I feel that he and Anakin did not have the same understanding that he did with Qui-Gon and they didn't seem to connect as well, while Obi-Wan grew in wisdom in later years, I believe Qui-Gon was the wiser Master}.
Most people experience no side effects, but this is still the wiser way to go.
She would be back at the house in another 45 minutes, ahead of the storm and with no one the wiser.
Arnauld would have undertaken the task himself, but his wiser friends knew that his style was anything but popular, and overruled him.
Few of those in the audiences of Moliere, returning home under the grey walls of St Germaindes-Pres, knew that within that monastery the men whose midnight they disturbed were laying the basis for all scientific history; and few of the later historians of that age have been any wiser.
But fifteen years of thought, observation and commerce with the world had made him wiser.
In retrospect, a quiet night on the Friday sans the finest produce from the Caledonian brewery may have been a wiser option.
I do not see anything which shows how technology will do anything to make us wiser, gentler, more peaceful or more happy.
Another year older, but wiser too, thats the main thing eh?
lapis lazuli, eyes of jet, his wiser, older mind had seen the world.
In order to avoid confusion it may be wiser to refer to it by one of its other com mon names, Eleuthero.
Oh, if these new pagans would only be old pagans, they would be a little wiser!
see anything which shows how technology will do anything to make us wiser, gentler, more peaceful or more happy.
He captures the man's gradual change from confident and capable to wiser and conflicted with extraordinary subtlety.
We are accustomed to say, that the mass of men are unprepared; but improvement is slow, because the few are not materially wiser or better than the many.
Indeed, I found some of them to be wiser than the so-called overseers of the poor and selectmen of the town, and thought it was time that the tables were turned.
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