We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.
Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Character is the starting point from which we go on. When I say a man has character, I mean that when you go to that man and say, ‘What are the facts in this case?’ he will tell you the truth, justly, truly, and wisely as he knows, with the minimum of exhibitionism and the maximum of devotion to the common cause.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
Be wisely worldly, but not worldly wise.
It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.