He is not righteous
Who judges a situation impulsively.
But whoever distinguishes between right and wrong,
That one is righteous.

A man is not considered wise
Because he talks a lot.
But he is secure and called wise
Who is free of hate and does no harm.

A man cannot be called wise simply because he is silent.
Whoever is aware, conscious of what is,
Choosing wisely,
That one can be called a sage.