Do not correct a fool

Do not correct a fool, or he will hate you; correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

The smarter the person is, the more self-conscious they are with themselves. Such people know they aren’t flawless, have an appreciation of their shortcomings, and generally don’t mind being called out on something to do with their flaws. This is particularly true when it’s framed as constructive criticism. Yet wise people tend to be able to brush it off more quickly anyway.

On the other hand, fools tend to think they’re just right and don’t see any room to improve. When you bring them up a subject that is contrary to their view, they’ll go on the defensive immediately or even accuse you. We don’t have the self-awareness to see where we made mistakes, because they’re not smart. Yet definitely they cannot recognize the need to make improvements.

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

~ Plato

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Henry ~ Wadsworth Longfellow

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

~ Lao Tzu

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