Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Characteristics of the Wise

Seven characteristics distinguish the wise:
  • he does not speak in the presence of one wiser than himself,
  • does not interrupt,
  • is not hasty to answer,
  • asks and answers the point,
  • talks about first things first and last things last,
  • admits when he does not know,and acknowledges the truth.
(Talmud, in Abounding Grace by M. Scott Peck, p. 381)

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