Ancient Wisdom remembered

If you are one of worth and wisdom who sits on a council of governance, apply your heart and mind toward that which is wise. Speak only when you know you can assist in the solution of a difficulty. For silence is better than useless chatter.

There is an art to giving sound advice in council. Surely it is more difficult then all other duties. Those who grasp this can make it serve them well.

– From the Book of Ptah Hotep, excerpt from Selections from the Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt/Kemet, University of Sankore Press

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s