Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
1725 An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, treatise1, sect.5.
That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. See Bentham 77:65.Francis Hutcheson
That Action is best which procures the greatest Happiness for the greatest Numbers; and that worst, which, in like manner, occasions misery.Francis Hutcheson
The ultimate notion of right is that which tends to the universal good; and when one's acting in a certain manner has this tendency he has a right thus to act.Francis Hutcheson