Thoughts of a philosopher,
Depressing yet so utopian,
Is knowledge a blessing?
Or is it a curse?
The more you understand,
the more tormented you become.
Madness and wisdom are like twins
Wisdom will lead you into sorrow,
Sorrow will lead you into madness,
But it is better to be wise than to be a fool.
Be not overly righteous
Neither succumbs to façade
Nor make yourself too wise
Why destroy your own being?
Do not choose wickedness
Why choose hades before you are due?
A man’s wisdom makes his face shine.
Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench
So, a little folly outweighs wisdom and honour.