Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A quote that caught my fancy!

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."

- Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, 1988 Nobel Prize winner for literature

11 comments:

Rush said...

good one!! i am all conscious now commenting..what can you tell about a man by his comments?

Aleta said...

I like that one a LOT!

tammy said...

If only they also listen!

Mark Elliot said...

words of wisdom....listening is a learned behavior

Red Bird said...

I agree!
:)

naperville mom said...

It also made me conscious about the subtle yet substantial difference between 'clever' and 'wise'...Rush, that was a funny comment.:)

Michelle said...

Sounds very wise.

Vivek Patwardhan said...

I like dthe quote and thanks for bringing it to us. And I liked what Rush said.

Congratulations for publication of your poem in the reputed journal! Looking forward to more poems from you,

Vivek

Reflections said...

LOL at Rush's comment:-)!!!!

lan said...

Love his profound statements that come up like gems throughout his stories. Proverbial, is what I'd say. Good one! Congrats on your poetry being published. It is well deserved.

naperville mom said...

Michelle, yes it does sound wise, rt?:)

Vivekji, thanks for your comments1:)

Reflections, yeah, that's a funny one!:)

Lan, thanks for visiting! I'm still reading Cairo Trilogy off and on, and have to agree totally!:)