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Wiseman

Nicholas Patrick Stephen. 1802--65, British cardinal; first Roman Catholic archbishop of Westminster (1850--65)
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A fool seemeth this wise man with his forty thoughts: but I believe he knoweth well how to sleep.
Happy even is he who liveth near this wise man! Such sleep is contagious-- even through a thick wall it is contagious.
In those days almost anyone who was not a perfect bonehead could set up as a Wise Man and get away with it.
'Would you go as far as that?' said the Wise Man, politely.
'We might put it--' began the Wise Man perseveringly.
"It is easy to turn everything into ridicule," said Laura resolutely; "but you will not find it quite so easy, Count Fosco, to give me an instance of a wise man who has been a great criminal."
"The fool's crime is the crime that is found out, and the wise man's crime is the crime that is NOT found out.
There was another stillness, and then the tall man resumed: "Do you mean that when a wise man has to hide a real diamond he has been known to hide it among sham ones?"
He said: "Yes; the wise man hides a pebble on the beach.
One day, the village wise man heard about a visitor from a neighbouring village who was coming to visit him.
He has evidently not forgotten the politician's mantra - give a wise man instruction and he will be yet wiser.
"You have to be as sly as a fox, brave and of fetching intellect so as to be a wise man. Your past heroics in organising successful student protests and standing to the arm-twisting tactics of the administration should also precede you," said University of Nairobi (UoN) student politician Brian Orina, alias Malema, who has declared himself the 'Comrades' President' after the university failed to clear him to vie for a seat.