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A wise person hears one word? meaning?

Posted by ESC on September 06, 2002

In Reply to: HELP !! A wise person hears one word? meaning? posted by Susan L on September 06, 2002

: Can anyone tell me what the meaning of this proverb is? "A wise person hears one word and understands two" I have a few different ideas. I need this asap. THANK YOU!! You can email me also.....Thanks..Susan in PA

My opinion: a wise person hears and understands another individual's spoken words. But he or she also understands the underlying message, concerns, feelings, etc. of the speaker. The wise person can read between the lines.