A “Politic” thought…

From the folks at  A.Word.A.Day…  Today’s word (so appropriate): Politic

  • PRONUNCIATION:
    (POL-i-tik)
  • MEANING:
    adjective: Tactful; shrewd.
  • ETYMOLOGY:
    From Old French politique (political), from Latin politicus (political), from Greek politikos, from polites (citizen), from polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1427.
  • USAGE:
    “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)

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