I reflected that if I could only find a man wiser than myself, then I might go to the god with a refutation in my hand.
for I must tell you the truth--the result of my mission was just this: I found that the men most in repute were all but the most foolish; and that others less esteemed were really wiser and better.
I was conscious that I knew nothing at all, as I may say, and I was sure that they knew many fine things; and here I was not mistaken, for they did know many things of which I was ignorant, and in this they certainly were wiser than I was.
And in this respect only I believe myself to differ from men in general, and may perhaps claim to be wiser than they are:--that whereas I know but little of the world below, I do not suppose that I know: but I do know that injustice and disobedience to a better, whether God or man, is evil and dishonourable, and I will never fear or avoid a possible good rather than a certain evil.
The oldest doctor in town contented himself with remarking that no such thing as inoculation was mentioned by Galen or Hippocrates; and it was impossible that modern physicians should be wiser
than those old sages.
Mutual enquiries on common subjects passed: neither of them, probably, much the wiser
for what they heard, and Anne continuing fully sensible of his being less at ease than formerly.
A little longer, and I shall know all that man can know, and shall come forth wiser than the wisest of mankind.
Rest there in peace, till thou art a wiser man than thou wert.
I aspire to be acquainted with wiser
men than this our Concord soil has produced, whose names are hardly known here.
For we have already shown that the just are clearly wiser
and better and abler than the unjust, and that the unjust are incapable of common action; nay ing at more, that to speak as we did of men who are evil acting at any time vigorously together, is not strictly true, for if they had been perfectly evil, they would have laid hands upon one another; but it is evident that there must have been some remnant of justice in them, which enabled them to combine; if there had not been they would have injured one another as well as their victims; they were but half--villains in their enterprises; for had they been whole villains, and utterly unjust, they would have been utterly incapable of action.
Sister," answered the squire, with much scorn, "let your friends at court answer for the towns taken; as you are a woman, I shall lay no blame upon you; for I suppose they are wiser
than to trust women with secrets.
The announcements coincided with a high-level event hosted by WiSER
held on 7 December that sought to discuss and understand womens role in leading on combating climate change.