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Ethics of Our Fathers 5:9

There are seven characteristics which differentiate the wise man from the fool.

A wise man:

  • Does not speak before one who is wiser than he.
  • Does not interrupt his friend.
  • Does not fear to respond.
  • Asks questions to the point and responds likewise.
  • Responds first to what he was asked first.
  • When asked about something he has not learned about he says so.
  • Recognizes the truth in views which contradict his own.

... and the opposite is the case as for the fool.

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