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The Dimwit

The Dimwit- السّفيه والسفهاء

1. The wise person gets most fatigued when he speaks to a dimwit.

1ـ أعْيى ما يَكُونُ الحَكيمُ إذا خاطَبَ سَفيهاً.

2. The most dim-witted of all fools is the one who boasts with foul language.

2ـ أسْفَهُ السُّفَهاءِ المُتَبَجِّحُ بِفُحْشِ الكَلامِ.

3. One who enters the circle of dimwits is debased.

3ـ مَنْ داخَلَ السُّفَهاءَ حُقِّرَ.

4. One who censures a dimwit has exposed himself to insult.

4ـ مَنْ عَذَلَ سَفِيهاً فَقَدْ عَرَّضَ لِلسَّبِّ نَفْسَهُ.

5. Refraining from replying a dimwit is the best reply you can give him.

5ـ تَرْكُ جَوابِ السَّفيهِ أبْلَغُ جَوابِهِ.

6. The dimwit does not know the right of the wise one.

6ـ لا يَعْرِفُ السَّفيهُ حَقَّ الحَليمِ.

7. Nothing corrects the dimwit but bitter [and harsh] speech.

7ـ لايُقَوِّمُ السَّفيهَ إلاّ مُرُّ الكَلامِ.

8. Accompanying the dimwit corrupts one’s character.

8ـ مُقارَنَةُ السُّفَهاءِ تُفْسِدُ الخُلْقَ.