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There are Four types of men:

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Not to be sexist, insert either sex where applicable

There are four types of men:

1. One who knows and knows that he knows… His horse of wisdom will reach the skies.

2. One who knows, but doesn’t know that he knows… He is fast asleep, so you should wake him up!

3. One who doesn’t know, but knows that he doesn’t know… His limping mule will eventually get him home.

4. One who doesn’t know and doesn’t know that he doesn’t know… He will be eternally lost in his hopeless oblivion!”

Ibn Yami, 13th-century Persian-Tajik poet (Born 1286 in Faryumad, near Sebzevar; died 1368)

There is a another version as below by Solomon Ibn Gabriol (He was born in Malaga about 1021; died about 1058 in Valencia)

There are four types of men in this world:

1. The man who knows, and knows that he knows; he is wise, so consult him.

2. The man who knows, but doesn’t know that he knows; help him not forget what he knows.

3. The man who knows not, and knows that he knows not; teach him.

4. Finally, there is the man who knows not but pretends that he knows; he is a fool, so avoid him.”


Take what you will from either .. you get the idea …

My only comment would be that nothing seems to have changed

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