Single Idea 11241

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / c. Teaching]

Full Idea

The wise man should not be instructed, but should instruct.

Gist of Idea

Wise men aren't instructed; they instruct


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 0982a20)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.8

A Reaction

I take this to refer to the duties of a wise man, as well as to his (or her) superior rights.