Listen to Understand

© Joan Ann Lansberry, quote by Ptah-Hotep, 2400 BCE:
"If a person immerses himself in listening, he will start to understand” (Translation by Christian Jacq)


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Drawing based on Old Kingdom examples, such as this relief of Akhethotep at the Brooklyn Museum:


Hieroglyphs and more literal translation from Jacq's book _The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep_, Maxim 39, Epilogue2