Not the Least Part of Wisdom

An epigram attributed to Euenus

3 Stob. 2.15.4 Ζήνου (Εὐήνου Bach, Ζηνοδότου Gaisford)

“I believe that a share of wisdom not too small
Is knowing rightly what each person is like”

ἡγοῦμαι σοφίης εἶναι μέρος οὐκ ἐλάχιστον
ὀρθῶς γινώσκειν οἷος ἕκαστος ἀνήρ.

Not too small a measure of wisdom I believe
Is knowing exactly what kind of person each may be.

Come on, play along. Make a better couplet than this!


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