Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
For all of us here, for the millions who have sent us, for the whole two billion members of the human family, our land is now, more than ever before, the last best hope on earth. And I know that we can, and I know that we shall began [sic] here the fuller and richer realization of that hope — that promise of a land where all men are truly free and equal, and each man uses his freedom and equality wisely well.hubert humphrey
Ten good soldiers, wisely led, will beat a hundred without a head.D. W. Thompson, Paraphrase of Euripides. Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 841-60.
Life is perhaps most wisely regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings, and every day is a life in miniature.1928 Chu-Yin. Marco Millions, act 2, sc.2.
Think of the heroism of Johnson, think of that superb indifference to mortal limitation that set him upon his dictionary, and carried him through triumphantly until the end! Who, if he were wisely considerate of things at large, would ever embark upon any work much more considerable than a halfpenny post-card? Who would project a serial novel, afterThackeray and Dickens had each fallen in mid-course? Who would find heart enough to begin to live, if he dallied with the consideration of death?Robert Louis Stevenson
Fisher Ames expressed the popular security more wisely, when he compared a monarchy and a republic, saying, "that a monarchy is a merchantman, which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom; whilst a republic is a raft, which would never sink, but then your feet are always in water."fisher ames
To some extent we are all the prisoners of stereotypes; we see each other in terms of distorted and oversimplified images. Better communication in the realm of ideas, of the arts, and of science can help refashion these false images. And by seeing more clearly we may act more wisely.chester bowles
When once the mind has raised itself to grasp and to delight in excellence, those who love most will be found to love most wisely.francis turner palgrave
He ne'er considered it as lothTo look a gift-horse in the mouth,And very wisely would lay forthNo more upon it than 'twas worth;But as he got it freely, soHe spent it frank and freely too:For saints themselves will sometimes be,Of gifts that cost them nothing, free.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663–64), Canto I, line 489.
The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.Edmund Burke
Where and when have riots and anarchy been provoked by wise measures? If the government had acted wisely, and if their measures had met the needs of the poor peasants, would there have been unrest among the peasant masses?Report on Land (8 November 1917); Collected Works, Vol. 26
He ne'er considered it as loth To look a gift-horse in the mouth, And very wisely would lay forth No more upon it than 'twas worth; But as he got it freely, so He spent it frank and freely too: For saints themselves will sometimes be, Of gifts that cost them nothing, free.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663–64), Canto I, line 489.
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) edited by Larry Chang, p. 193
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.Alfred North Whitehead
The law of England is wisely reluctant to admit any doctrine which is repugnant to the settled principles and policy of its own institution.Stuart, V.-C., Brook v. Brook (1858), 6 W. R. 452.
We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present .Adlai Stevenson, Speech, Richmond, Virginia (20 September 1952).
As for principles of law, he should know those which are necessary in the case of buildings having party walls, with regard to water dripping from the eaves, and also the laws about drains, windows, and water supply. And other things of this sort should be known to architects, so that... they may be careful not to leave disputed points for the householders to settle after the works are finished, and so that in drawing up contracts the interests of both employer and contractor may be wisely safe-guarded.Chapter I, Sec. 10 (Book I)
All... must be built with due reference to durability, convenience, and beauty. Durability will be assured when foundations are carried down to the solid ground and materials wisely and liberally selected; convenience, when the arrangement of the apartments is faultless and presents no hindrance to use, and when each class of building is assigned to its suitable and appropriate exposure; and beauty, when the appearance of the work is pleasing and in good taste, and when its members are in due proportion according to correct principles of symmetry.Chapter III, Sec. 2 (Book I)
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.Bellerophon, Fragment 298; quoted in Plutarch's Morals : Ethical Essays (1888) edited and translated by Arthur Richard Shilleto, p. 293.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. Some of us can't, and are proud of our impotence, too.william makepeace thackeray
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.william makepeace thackeray
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