It's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it. -- Eugene Debs
even a fool seems wise if he remains silent
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
A fool seems wise if he remains silent, says rubenh. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, says bum. ?(Perhaps because this is also cultural, in my country for instance silence is appreciated when one hasn't got something poignant or wise to say -Although it seems now the american way of speaking all the time has started to take over..)
"Only the contemptible are truly afraid of contempt."La Rochefoucauld
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