I am not the wisest of the wise.
The wisest act of John III.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
They told him that it was not for sale, but that it was to be given to the wisest of the wise.
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.
With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.
Other countries however still appear to cling to the belief that it is wisest to fix a maximum rate of legal interest.
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.
And Alfred did grow up to become the wisest and noblest king that England ever had.
In one respect, too, she showed herself wiser than her wisest counsellors.
Then he called his wisest men together and asked them, "Is it really true that the first people in the world were Egyptians?"
But perchance it would be wisest never to put one's paw into it.
It will make us all profoundly wise, wiser than the wisest person who has ever lived.
It is often necessary to remind her that there are infinitely many things that the wisest people in the world cannot explain.
As constable of Dundee he secured the commutation of the death penalty on minor offenders under his jurisdiction, and his expressed maxim was " in the greatest crimes it is thought wisest to pardon the multitude and punish the ringleaders."
Until more is known it seems wisest to look upon them as an isolated assemblage of animals with no near affinities to any of the great phyla.
g Y g the next fifteen years was unequal to the difficulties of a situation which might have taxed the resources of the wisest statesmen.
Among his people he is accounted the fairest, strongest and wisest man of the empire; and from him is required the practice of all piety and virtue, as well as skill in the chaseand in armsespecially the bow.
Almost the first and quite the wisest of his inspirations was to wed a princess of the old English lineEdith,1 the niece of Edgar ~theling, the child of his sister Margaret of Scotland and Malcolm Canmore.
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 acceptance of the proposition to call the convention and the election of many conscientious and intelligent delegates were largely due to the influence of ex-Governor Brown, who was strongly convinced that the wisest course for the South was to accept quickly what Congress had offered.
Perhaps, too, the methods adopted by missionaries have not always been the wisest, and they have sometimes failed to remember the method of their Master, who came " not to destroy, but to fulfil."
One of his wisest and most praiseworthy acts was the organization of the famous "Pennsylvania Reserves," by means of which the state was always able to fill at once its required quota after each successive call.
Jak Upland put all this into rude nervous English verse: "Freer, what charitie is this To fain that whoso liveth after your order Liveth most perfectlie, And next followeth the state of the Apostles In povertie and pennance: And yet the wisest and greatest clerkes of you Wend or send or procure to the court of Rome,.
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.
"Why is it," he asked, "that the multitude accept implicitly the decisions of the wisest, of the specially skilled, in physical science?"
Still he was a capable official, and a faithful servant to Henry VI., who called him "one of the wisest lords of the land" (Paston Letters, i.
He has regard, however, to political as well as economic interests, and on the ground that "defence is of much more importance than opulence" pronounces the Navigation Act to have been "perhaps the wisest of all the commercial regulations of England."
Weighing the dangers of delay, of retreat, and of an attack with his single division of 4500 men, supported only by 5000 native levies of doubtful quality, Wellesley convinced himself that an immediate attack, though against greatly superior forces (30,000 horse, io,000 European-drilled infantry and loo well-served guns) in a strong position, was the wisest course.
Had his career ended at this time, his Indian despatches alone would have proved him to have been one of the wisest and strongest heads that have ever served England in the East.
This little collection of "Thoughts," written with wonderful vivacity, ingenuity and fervour, is the best summary of the author's social and economic programme, and contains some of his wisest and finest thoughts in the purest and most masculine English that he had at his command.
All through these twenty-six years he was being opposed and criticised by a party which embraced the wisest and most patriotic section of the baronage and the hierarchy.
It was because the issues opened led to changes so far greater than the wisest statesman then perceived, that Pitts solution, logically untenable as it was, was preferable to Burkes.
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."
Give not the merchant nor the fishermen the prize; But give it to that one who is wisest of the wise.
Where shall we find the wisest man?
"We agree with you," said the messengers; "and we present the prize to you because you are the wisest of the wise."
Carry it to Delphi and leave it there in the Temple of Apollo; for Apollo is the fountain of wisdom, the wisest of the wise.
How little this criticism was justified may be seen from the fact that Mill's inductive logic was the direct result of his aspirations after political stability as determined by the dominion of the wisest (Examiner letters).
During the war, he distinguished himself as the wisest adviser of the Greeks, and finally, the capture of Troy, which the bravery of Achilles could not accomplish, was attained by Odysseus' stratagem of the wooden horse.
Clearly it was Denmark's wisest policy to seek a close alliance with Sweden in their common interests, and after the conclusion of the " Kalmar War " the two countries did remain at peace for the next thirty-one years.
JELLALADIN MAHOMMED AKBAR,' 'AKHBAR or AKBER (1542-1605), one of the greatest and wisest of the Mogul emperors.
In 1796, when he named his first child David Hartley, but would not have him baptized, he held by the "Christian materialism" of the writer in question, whom in his Religious Musings he terms "wisest of mortal kind."
His abilities as a counsellor, statesman and diplomatist gained him the admiration of his contemporaries, and Henry of Huntingdon describes him as "the wisest man between this and Jerusalem."
The jubilee showed conclusively that, whatever politicians might say, the ties of blood and kinship, which united the two peoples, were too close to be severed by either for some trifling cause; that the wisest heads in both nations were aware of the advantages which must arise from the closer union of the Anglo-Saxon races; and that the true interests of both countries lay in their mutual friendship. A war in which the United States was subsequently engaged with Spain cemented this feeling.
He is the handsomest and strongest of men, and I believe he is the wisest also.
Do I look like the wisest of the wise?
He is my worst enemy, and yet, I admire him as the wisest man in the world.
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The eldest and wisest had found him when he was a child, wandering the immortal world, alone.
Meantime Mr Bonham Carter, wisest of men, has returned, thank Heaven, and I've got full absolution from him.
They fought with Heracles, during which Cheiron, the wisest centaur was accidentally killed.
wisest men in the world.
However, I imagined that I was in a tight place, and it appeared wisest to leave the stuff 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.
ANTENOR, in Greek legend, one of the wisest of the Trojan elders and counsellors.
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.
It taught men to be wise and good and for their own benefit to follow the example and instruction of the best and wisest men.
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Once your chart is completed, you have an easy visual aid to help you consider your options and make the wisest choice for your money.
Consider your budget carefully and you will make the wisest choice for you.
Lao Tzu, the keeper of the Imperial Library from ancient times in China was considered the wisest man during his time.
Knowing what airlines fly into San Francisco International Airport will help you make the wisest travel plans.
There are several different types of discount purses, and knowing the distinctions between each variety will help savvy shoppers make the wisest possible purchase for their budget as well as their fashion sense.
However, if you are prone to leaving you wallet out in the open, or are heading to a public place where suspicious strangers abound, then hiding your wallet in a purse is probably the wisest idea.
The cards can help you take stock of whatever is happening in your life, but it's up to you to use common sense and make the wisest choices you can.
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, and this makes him the wisest and oldest of the signs.
While this is the most economical way to go, it may not always be the wisest choice.
It may be wisest to treat your most sensitive skin with respect and choose boxers that are more organic and thus safest for your body.
It's as though sexual appeal is just for young, unmarried women and once a woman is over a certain age, she is wisest to stop thinking of herself as sexy, because no one else will.
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