Placing limits on the filibuster is the wisest course for any senator who cares about the institution's future.
Even King Hussein of Jordan, one of the wisest leaders of his generation in the world was enamored of Saddam.
It was chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, the wisest of the wise men.
Because, Michelle asserted, presidents can have the wisest advisers in the world.
Sometimes the wisest choice is recognizing that we won't find the "real answer."
So I decided that the wisest thing for me to do was to come home.
"I am Vafthrudner, the wisest of the Giants," said the one who was riding on the Stag.
It had been forced upon him; it was an adjustment to circumstances, the wisest wisdom.
Yes, certainly; it would be the wisest plan; how thoughtful you are!
But the wisest and best men of the times saw no means of relief, and attempted none.
Old English wis, from Proto-Germanic *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wis, Old Norse viss, Dutch wijs, German weise "wise"), from past participle adjective *wittos of PIE root *weid- "to see," hence "to know" (see vision). Slang meaning "aware, cunning" first attested 1896. Related to the source of Old English witan "to know, wit."
A wise man has no extensive knowledge; He who has extensive knowledge is not a wise man. [Lao-tzu, "Tao te Ching," c.550 B.C.E.]Wise guy is attested from 1896, American English. Wisenheimer, with mock German or Yiddish surname suffix, first recorded 1904.
"way of proceeding, manner," Old English wise, ultimately from the same source as wise (adj.). Cf. Old Saxon wisa, Old Frisian wis, Danish vis, Middle Dutch wise, Dutch wijs, Old High German wisa, German Weise "way, manner." Most common in English now as a suffix (e.g. likewise). For sense evolution from "to see" to "way of proceeding," cf. cognate Greek eidos "form, shape, kind," also "course of action." Ground sense is "to see/know the way."
A person who exerts influence, esp in a covert way; operator: Grunewald, bigtime wirepuller in the tangled Washington bureaucracy (1833+)