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Wise Man Proverb

Posted By Francesca Martens On May 14, 2013 @ 11:13 pm In Folk speech,Proverbs | Comments Disabled

“Wise man seeks wisdom, mad man thinks he found it.”
The person who’s wise goes after something: they seek wisdom,  the mad man just talks and talks, he’s delusional, and he thinks he knows it all.  This is a very common idea that is shared by most cultures, it seeks to make people stay humble no matter the amount of knowledge they accrue.

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