The fool who knows one's own folly, is wise at least to that extent; but the fool who thinks oneself wise is really a fool.
If a fool is associated with a wise person all one's life, the fool will not perceive the truth, any more than a spoon will taste the soup.
If an intelligent person is associated with a wise personfor only one minute, one will soon perceive the truth, just as the tongue does the taste of soup.
Fools of little understanding are their own worst enemies, for they do wrong deeds which bear bitter fruits. That action is not well done, which having been done, brings remorse, whose result one receives crying with tears. But that action is well done, which having been done, does not bring remorse, whose result one receives gladly and cheerfully.
- Lord Buddha