From the folks at A.Word.A.Day… Today’s word (so appropriate): Politic
adjective: Tactful; shrewd.
From Old French politique (political), from Latin politicus (political), from Greek politikos, from polites (citizen), from polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1427.
“I think it might be politic to keep our views to ourselves.”
William Stafford; Drinkwater’s Daughter; Andrews UK; 2013.
Perhaps even more appropriate, today’s Thought for the Day:
As freely as the firmament embraces the world, / or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, / so mercy must encircle both friend and foe. -Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet and dramatist (10 Nov 1759-1805)