I climbed the grass-clad mountain, And my gaze swept far and wide For the rosy lights of a little room, Where I thought my mother sighed: My boy has gone for a soldier, He sleeps not day and night; But my boy is wise
, and may yet return, Though the dead lie far from sight.
When Zarathustra heard the wise
man thus speak, he laughed in his heart: for thereby had a light dawned upon him.
And the unjust is good and wise
, and the just is neither?
"The sign says that you are wise
," remarked Scraps to the donkey.
man gratifies every appetite and every passion, while the fool sacrifices all the rest to pall and satiate one.
All these rumours and this talk about you would never have arisen if you had been like other men: tell us, then, what is the cause of them, for we should be sorry to judge hastily of you.' Now I regard this as a fair challenge, and I will endeavour to explain to you the reason why I am called wise
and have such an evil fame.
But the wise
know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand which perishes in the twisting; that the State must follow and not lead the character and progress of the citizen; the strongest usurper is quickly got rid of; and they only who build on Ideas, build for eternity; and that the form of government which prevails is the expression of what cultivation exists in the population which permits it.
Silas might have driven a profitable trade in charms as well as in his small list of drugs; but money on this condition was no temptation to him: he had never known an impulse towards falsity, and he drove one after another away with growing irritation, for the news of him as a wise
man had spread even to Tarley, and it was long before people ceased to take long walks for the sake of asking his aid.
The magi, as you know, were wise
men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger.
He was an old solitary and a wise
one, yet he was not wise
enough to guess what it was all about.
Socrates is afraid that Crito is but pressing upon him the opinions of the many: whereas, all his life long he has followed the dictates of reason only and the opinion of the one wise
or skilled man.
prince, therefore, has always avoided these arms and turned to his own; and has been willing rather to lose with them than to conquer with the others, not deeming that a real victory which is gained with the arms of others.