I do not enlighten those who are not eager to learn,
nor arouse those who are not anxious
to give an explanation themselves.
If I have presented one corner of the square
and they cannot come back to me with the other three,
I should not go over the points again.
There are those who act without knowing why,
but I am not one of them.
To hear much and select what is good and follow it,
to see much and take note of it,
is the second type of knowledge.
Highest are those who are born wise.
Next are those who become wise by learning.
After them come those who have to work hard
in order to acquire learning.
Finally, to the lowest class of the common people
belong those who work hard without ever managing to learn.
The good person first considers what is difficult
and only then thinks of success.
Such a person may be called good.
It is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.
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