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dhammapada five

If you cannot find a companion equal to or better than yourself, journey alone - do not travel with a fool.

The fool busies himself thinking: "These are my sons, this wealth is mine." But he does not even belong to himself, so what can be said of sons and wealth?

A fool aware of being a fool knows at least that much. But the fool who is proud of his knowledge deserves to be called a fool.

A fool may associate with the wise for the entire length of his life, but he will never understand the Dharma. Can the ladle taste the soup?

A sensible man may meet with the wise for only a moment or two, he quickly understands the Dharma, just as the tongue tastes the soup.