Many much-learned men have no intelligence.

[Πολλοὶ πολυμαθέες νοῦν οὐκ ἔχουσιν.]

Democritus (c. 460 BC - c. 370 BC) Greek philosopher
Fragment 64 (Diel) (190 N.) [tr. Freeman (1948)]

From "Demokrates 29" in Stobaeus, Anthologium III, 4, 81). Original Greek.

Alt. trans.: "There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom." [tr. Bakewell (1907)].
Added on 5-Jan-21 | Last updated 5-Jan-21
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