The lack of lacks is the lack of knowledge. Other lacks are not deemed such by the world. Should a fool gift a thing heartily, it is nothing but Due to the penance of the recipient. The harm fools do to themselves Is beyond anything their foes do to them. What is stupidity? It is that vanity Which dares to declare, 'I am wise.' Pretence to learning not learnt, Calls in question the learning learnt. Can a fool be said to be clothed When his faults lie exposed? A fool who can't hold on to rare secrets Does great harm to himself. Heeds no advice; knows nothing wise; His life is an illness till he dies. He is a fool, who tries to open the eyes of a fool, For a fool sees things only his own way. He who denies what the world affirms Will be thought a demon on earth.