They Don’t Want to Learn

     “Don’t get into arguments with ignorant people.  If they’ve never learned, they don’t want to learn.  You criticized that one fellow more candidly then you should have; as a result you didn’t correct him, you just offended him.  From here on, watch out—not so much that what you’re saying is true, but that the person you’re talking to can stand the truth.”

— Seneca, On Anger 3.36.4