It is wisdom to know others. It is enlightenment to know one’s self.

Lao-tzu (604?-531? BC) Chinese philosopher, poet [also Lao-tse, Laozi]
The Way of Life, 33 [tr. Blakney (1955)]

Alt. trans.: "He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 18-Dec-13
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