The wise man does not argue

Reference: Reported by Abu Nu’aim ibn Hammaad in his Zawaa’id ‘alaz-Zuhd libnil Mubaarak (no. 30) and Ibn Battah in Ibaanatul-Kubraa (no. 611)

al-Hasan [al-Basree] said:

The wise man does not argue or seek to overcome with stratagem rather he propagates his wisdom. If it is accepted he praises Allaah and if it is rejected he praises Allaah.