Classic Wisdom for the Good Life : The Good Life. In its simplest form, it is what you wish for those you love and care about, as well as for yourself. But what is it? What's the prescription? The truth of the matter is that no doctor can prescribe a pill that will make every heart content. But through the words of extraordinary men and women who have achieve a level of greatness, we can glean insights into passion, dedication, and wisdom.