The Silent Beauty Of Knowing

 

Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series

 

Source:

Tao Te Ching

An – All New Translation

By Lao Tzu

Translated by William Scott Wilson

 

Excerpt

#56

“The knowing do not speak.

Those speaking do not know”

By Lao Tzu

Born: 601 BC

(page 146)

 

Hermit Poet’s Comments: Just because a person talks a lot or brags does not mean that they are knowledgeable on the subject. People who understand what they are doing do not need to verbally convince others of their brilliance. In my experience, a skilled individual will mostly talk little, concentrate, and complete the task with precision.

 


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