Better to Remain Silent

by Bob Schwartz

Abraham Lincoln
Most of us have quotes that we trot out frequently, because they say what we mean better than we could ever say it ourselves. And also because the speaker or writer has some stature that we will never attain.

This is one of the ones I repeat often. In addition to talking heads on hundreds of media outlets, we now have talking heads on millions of social media outlets (yes, including me and this one). Lots of sense, lots and lots of nonsense. I would put this on signs everywhere, as a reminder not only about other people (where the fools are of course found) but about ourselves (where foolishness can be found too).

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln