Do not correct a fool

Do not correct a fool, or he will hate you; correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.~  Niccolo Machiavelli

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. ~ Plato

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. Henry ~ Wadsworth Longfellow 

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. ~ Lao Tzu