Wisdom is hard …

Wisdom is hard learned, we forget too easily

 

What is a good man?

Simply one whose life is useful to the world.

And a bad man is simply one whose life is harmful to others.

 

There are, however, those who are harmful and yet enjoy a good reputation.

And

Who manage to profit by a show of unselfishness,

These are the worst of all.

 

(From a conversation between Chang Chao and Hanchen. 15th century)

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