Priceless and Worthless
One day his friends asked the Hodja:
-You are a wise man, Hodja Efendi. Can you tell us what you consider to be most precious in the world?
-Easily, said the Hodja, "I consider advice to be priceless."
His friends thought about this for some time, then asked again:
-Well, what do you consider to be worthless?
-I would say advice is the most worthless thing in the world.
-Come now, Hodja Effendi! objected his audience. "How can something be priceless and then again worthless? You must be making a mistake! "
-No, my friends. I know what I am talking about. An advice taken may be priceless, but consider how worthless it becomes when it's unwheeded!