Hello!

Hope you to help me again. After reading the paragraph, what proverb/saying can you think up?

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A young king of the East, anxious on his ascent of the throne to rule his kingdom justly, sent for the wise men of his country and ordered them to gather the wisdom of the world in books so that he might read them and learn how best to conduct himself. They went away and after thirty years returned with a string of camels laden with five thousand volumes. But the king was too busy to read them all and told them to go and condense them into a smaller number. After another thirty years they came back and lay the result of their labors in the king's hands, but now the king was dying and he had no time anymore to read even the one book they brought him.

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I though of the following saying. Am I right? If not, what will be good?

" Put off for one day and ten days will pass."
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Hi,

" Put off for one day and ten days will pass."

I've never heard of this saying.

In addition, I can't think of a suitable one for your story. I'm not even completely sure what I think the point of the story is. Was the King foolish not to read all those books? Or was he wise to realize that true wisdom is not to be found by reading 5,000 books? Perhaps he should have searched his own heart and mind, instead?

So, it's a hard story to sum up in a single saying.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you!

I also thought that to find a title or any main idea from this story was really difficult. Thank you anyway. I could confirm that my thinking was alright.
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