An educated person will be an understanding person.
From One Writer to Another
Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
… Samuel Johnson
Out of the mouths of babes there occasionally come words not only of wisdom, but of wit as well. Most humor of this sort results from ignorance, as when a little fellow was heard singing in church about the consecrated cross-eyed bear.
Of the Morals of Durwaishes
They asked Lokman from whom he had learnt urbanity; he replied, “From those of rude manners; for whatsoever I saw in them that was disagreeable, I avoided doing the same. Not a word can be said, even in the midst of sport, from which a wise man will not derive instruction; but if an hundred chapters of philosophy are read to an ignorant person, it will seem to him folly and sport.”
… The Gulistan of Sheikh Saadi
Bridge: a card game in which a good deal depends on a good deal.
Did Krikor Lousavorich Know?
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.
What’s in a Name?
Kufedjian: Turkish in derivation, identified as an occupation, kufe is a large deep basket usually carried on the back. A kufedji is defined as a basket-maker, or porter who carries goods in a large basket on his back.