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'wise' can also refer to...

Audrey Wise (1932—2000) politician and trade unionist

Bernhard Ringrose Wise (1858—1916)

Chubby Wise (b. 1915)

Edward Frank Wise (1885—1933) economist and politician

Epifanii the Most Wise

Ernie Wise (1925—1999) entertainer

Folly To Be Wise

Francis Wise (1695—1767) librarian and antiquary

Fred Wise (1915—1966)

George Wise (1855—1917) religious controversialist

Henry Alexander Wise (1806—1876)

Henry Augustus Wise (1819—1869)

Henry Wise (1653—1738) gardener

Henry Wise Wood (1860—1941)

Iaroslav the Wise (c. 978—1054)

Isaac Mayer Wise (1819—1900)

It's a Wise Child

John Richard de Capel Wise (1831—1890) author and ornithologist

John Wise (1652—1725)

John Wise

Margaret Wise Brown (1910—1952)

Michael Wise (c. 1648—1687) composer and organist

Mussel, the All-Wise

Nathan the Wise

Patricia Wise (b. 1943)

Robert the Wise, King of Naples (1275—1343)

Robert Wise (1914—2005)

Seven Wise Men

Stephan S. Wise (1874—1949)

Steven P. Wise


Quick Reference

It is easy to be wise after the event proverbial saying, early 17th century, meaning that the difficult thing is to make a correct judgement without the benefit of hindsight.

it is a wise child that knows its own father proverbial saying, late 16th century, meaning that a child's legal paternity might not reflect an actual blood link.

Wise Men of Gotham fools (Gotham was proverbial for the folly of its inhabitants).

wise use environmental policy which favours stricter controls on existing methods of exploiting natural resources, as opposed to policies which seek either to find alternative resources or to prevent such exploitation altogether.

wise woman a woman considered to be knowledgeable in matters such as herbal healing, magic charms, or other traditional lore.

See also early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise, a fool may give a wise man counsel, fools ask questions that wise men cannot answer, where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise, one cannot love and be wise, three wise monkeys at monkey, penny wise and pound foolish, a word to the wise.

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