"It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one"
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
About this Quote
This quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld is a reminder that it is absurd to think that a person can be the only smart one. It is impossible for one person to have all the answers and to be the only one with wisdom. Everybody has something to provide and it is necessary to acknowledge that knowledge can come from various sources. It is essential to be open to learning from others and to recognize that nobody person has all the responses. It is likewise essential to bear in mind that knowledge is not just about understanding, but also about understanding and using that knowledge in a meaningful method. By acknowledging that wisdom can originate from many different sources, we can become more open-minded and better geared up to make sensible decisions.