A wise man told me don't argue with fools
Cause people from a distance can't tell who is who

from Jay Z – Takeover Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Literally a person from a distance just sees two people arguing, and not who is right or wrong. The wise man Jay is referring to is probably Mark Twain.

Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

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