This will, moreover, afford a reason why the wiser
man, as is often seen, is the bubble of the weaker, and why many simple and innocent characters are so generally misunderstood and misrepresented; but what is most material, this will account for the deceit which Sophia put on her politic aunt.
I do not think this would be true, because the Negro is a much stronger and wiser
man than he was thirty-five years ago, and he is fast learning the lesson that he cannot afford to act in a manner that will alienate his Southern white neighbours from him.
But this time - yes, it would be wiser
to tell me a little!"
The dedication of himself to the improvement of his fellow-citizens is not so remarkable as the ironical spirit in which he goes about doing good only in vindication of the credit of the oracle, and in the vain hope of finding a wiser
man than himself.
"You will be weary of this," said little Rose-Leaf to Eva; "come now and see where we are taught to read the tales written on flower- leaves, and the sweet language of the birds, and all that can make a Fairy heart wiser
She left her seat, she would go; one half of her should not be always so much wiser
than the other half, or always suspecting the other of being worse than it was.
And yet, in the good time coming when alcohol is eliminated from the needs and the institutions of men, it will be the Y.M.C.A., and similar unthinkably better and wiser
and more virile congregating-places, that will receive the men who now go to saloons to find themselves and one another.
Therefore it is wiser
to have a reputation for meanness which brings reproach without hatred, than to be compelled through seeking a reputation for liberality to incur a name for rapacity which begets reproach with hatred.
Following the example of certain prudent travellers, I withdrew unseen - and returned, not much wiser
, to the Mediterranean, the sea of classic adventures.
Then their brother, who was a little insignificant dwarf, went out to seek for his brothers: but when he had found them they only laughed at him, to think that he, who was so young and simple, should try to travel through the world, when they, who were so much wiser
, had been unable to get on.
He went like one that hath been stunned, And is of sense forlorn: A sadder and a wiser
man, He rose the morrow morn.
He turns and off he goes, and no one will ever be the wiser