Understanding "Wisdom"

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25 Apr 2017 19:51 - 25 Apr 2017 19:53 #281911 by Arisaig
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Codex wrote: Happy translating.. :blush:

L'extrême limite de la sagesse, voilà ce que le public baptise folie.
J. Cocteau, Le rappel à l'ordre (1926)

Le plus sage est celui qui ne pense point l'être.
N. Boileau-Despréaux, Satires (1666)

On hasarde de perdre en voulant trop gagner.
J. de La Fontaine, Fables (1668)

La faiblesse humaine est d'avoir/ Des curiosités d'apprendre/ Ce qu'on ne voudraid pas savoir.
Molière, Amphitryon (1668)


For us English muggles:

The extreme limit of wisdom is what the public baptizes madness.
J. Cocteau, The Call to Order (1926)

The wisest is the one who does not think to be.
N. Boileau-Despréaux, Satires (1666)

We risk losing by wanting to win too much.
J. de La Fontaine, Fables (1668)

Human weakness is to have / Curiosities to learn / What one will not want to know.
Moliere, Amphitryon (1668)

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Last edit: 25 Apr 2017 19:53 by Arisaig.

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