• Three wise men of Gotham
    Three wise men of Gotham
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wiseness the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    • n wiseness the quality of being prudent and sensible
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Palmer and the Wise Virgin Palmer and the Wise Virgin
Experience makes a man wise Experience makes a man wise
Wise old owl Wise old owl

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word witch comes from the word "wicca" which translates to the "wise one."
    • n Wiseness Wisdom.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Witchcraft means "Craft of the Wise Ones."
    • n wiseness Wisdom.
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.”
  • Theodor Reik
    Theodor Reik
    “The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “Who is wise in love, love most, say least.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “From the errors of others a wise man corrects his own.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is said that only a fool learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from the mistakes of others.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”


A still tongue keeps a wise head - Wise people don't talk much.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise - It means that sleeping well and not staying up late will help you out physically and financially.
Penny wise, pound foolish - Someone who is penny wise, pound foolish can be very careful or mean with small amounts of money, yet wasteful and extravagant with large sums.


In literature:

Nevertheless, she thought him wise and beautiful.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Mr. Henry Wise, Mr. Bruce Norton's secretary, was enjoying himself.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Already he was too ripe and too wise to blunder.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
Indeed, they seem to know more of some things than even the wise men of the village!
"Stories of Birds" by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
And he was gettin' wise, all right.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
If she would be wise, she must not frolic away her early life.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
To wise Mulmutius' laws her Martian first did frame.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Fortune, wise lover of the wise, selects him for her lord who ere he acts reflects.
"Book of Wise Sayings" by W. A. Clouston
A great contrast to him in character was the captain's steward, Billy Wise.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
I will speak to mother about that; she is wise!
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

And calm was on the father’s face,
And love was in the mother’s eyes;
She looked and listened from her place,
In tender wise.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Sad were my days, and dark my nights,
My soul refused relief;
I thought on God the just and wise,
But thoughts increased my grief.
"Psalm 77 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Thou art the arena of the wise,
The noiseless battle-ground of fame;
The sky where halos may be wreathed
Around the humblest name.
"To A Blank Sheet Of Paper" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The wise, the brave, the strong, we know,--
We mark them here or there,
But he,--we roll our eyes, and lo!
We find him everywhere!
"To James Freeman Clarke" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Thou shalt have one more truly bent,
In homely wise, on serving thee,
Than any stranger e'er can be;
And Eve shall seem content."
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
I question melancholy eyes,
I touch the lips of women fair:
Their lips and eyes may make me wise,
But what I seek for is not there.
"The Poet's Secret" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

Jeremy Wise Dothan Eagle Published: November 10, 2012.
'wise Latina' a bad choice of words .
Before launching a new product or entering a new market, it's always wise to gauge potential demand by getting feedback from your target audience.
Danny Wise granted 10th continuance in fraud and theft case.
We'll miss Ed's sometimes curmudgeonly , always wise perspective.
"If this money is spent wisely, I think it might be a good thing," Dillsboro Inn owner T.J. Walker said Tuesday.
Spending your healthcare dollars wisely is a big part of being a wise consumer.
Download George Michael's Oct 1 appearance on 106.7 The Fan's The Mike Wise show.
FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire's Ophir station on Wise Road.
Yes, Bauer is calendar young, but she's a musician wise beyond her years.
The military assault on Iraq may not have been a wise move.
Reducing Radiology Use on an Inpatient Medical Service: Choosing Wisely.
It is important to choose your references wisely.
Yankees' journeyman Dewayne Wise has career week.
Virginia needs to wise up on special teams - www.roanoke.com.

In science:

This is the setting in which the Xi ’s are t-wise independent (see for example Bellare and Rompel ).
t-Wise Independence with Local Dependencies
On the other hand, variables represented by independent sets of the graph are not fully independent, but only t-wise independent.
t-Wise Independence with Local Dependencies
So for all j ∈ [k ], the set of variables {Xi : i ∈ Vj } is t-wise independent.
t-Wise Independence with Local Dependencies
Assume that ψ ′ (1− ) = −∞ and ψ ′′′ < 0 point-wise.
The two possible values of the chromatic number of a random graph
On the other hand, we have replaced µ by the sample mean in the Gaussian case and by the coordinate-wise median in the exponential and Cauchy settings.
The random Tukey depth