Wise Men


  • Three wise men of Gotham
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Wise Men (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
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  • Anacharsis
    “Wise men argue cases, fools decide them.”
  • Aristophanes
    “Wise men learn many things from their enemies.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
    “Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.”
  • Bible
    “Great men are not always wise.”
  • Theodor Reik
    Theodor Reik
    “Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.”


In literature:

For words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them; but they are the money of fools.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
But the boyars and the wise men of state sat round in silence.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
But it did not satisfy wise men.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
This the wise men helped their students to obtain.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
Thank God, my Lords, men that are greatly guilty are never wise.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The Wise Men's Offering.
"Giotto and his works in Padua" by John Ruskin
One day these wise men saw a bright star which they had never seen before.
"The Good Shepherd" by Anonymous
There are pious men among us; but where are the wise men?
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
Not one of all those wise men could cure her!
"A Chinese Wonder Book" by Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Wise men are not packing for flight to New York.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler

In poetry:

I wonder if such men as these
Had once a sister with blue eyes,
Kind as the soothing hand of God,
And as the quiet heaven wise.
"A Ballad of Woman" by Richard Le Gallienne
Men are deceived by idle names—
'Tis easier to be rich than wise:
And wisdom less distinction claims
Than fortune's idle vanities.
"Summer: Monday Morning" by John Bowring
All round about our feet shall shine
A light like that the wise men saw,
If we our loving wills incline
To that sweet Life which is the Law.
"A Christmas Carol" by James Russell Lowell
Lo, our God! Thy Children here
From all realms are gathered near,
Wisely gathered, gathering still,—
For "peace on earth, tow'rds men goodwill!"
"The Hymn For All Nations: 1851. (Translated Into Thirty Languages)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The star of Bethlehem's heavenly light
Guided the wise men from the east,
Who came to lay their power and might,
Their wisdom, at the Saviour's feet.
"Christmas Hymn" by James Monroe Whitfield
I have no faith in the wisdom of the ancients begotten,
Do not believe in the wise men of Avebury,
For the wise are without worth
On an earth destroyed by fools.
"Avebury" by Dorothy Violet Wellesley

In news:

Wise men, shepherds and angels visit Jesus birth at the stable in Bethlehem.
Children recreate the manger scene, complete with Mary, Joseph, the angel, three wise men and baby Jesus.
"Wise men argue causes, fools decide them.".
Behind the Scenes, There Are No Wise Men Anymore.
What happened to the Wise Men 's gold.
Three Wise Men shot at Rips.
Three wise men led Alabama back to this point.
The three wise men of CBS news.
The three wise men of CBS News: New biographies examine the fame and flaws of three broadcasting giants.
Wright County Board 's 'three wise men' prepare for final curtain.
Wright County Board's 'three wise men' prepare for final curtain .
Wright County Board's 'three wise men' prepare for final curtain.
Wright County Board's 'three wise men ' prepare for final curtain.
These wise men each gazed with horror upon Born's proposed consideration of regulation for derivatives.
How did the wise men celebrate Jesus' birth.

In science:

The three wise men could see and hear each other but, of course, they could not see their faces reflected anywhere.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
We employ a 4-dimensional logic combining the modalities ✷a , ✷b , and ✷c , for encoding the individual knowledge of the three wise men, and a box operator ✷fool , for encoding the knowledge that is common to all of them.
Simple Type Theory as Framework for Combining Logics
Even Arthur Eddington who, according to a popular legend, was ‘one of the only three wise men’ to understand general relativity from the very early days, is said not to have believed in the reality of gravitational waves.
How Black Holes Grow
Johnstone named his book on topos theory “Sketches of an elephant”, referencing a joke: three blind wise men encounter an elephant.
Sketches of a platypus: persistent homology and its algebraic foundations