Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt

Abraham Lincoln? Mark Twain? Biblical Proverb? Maurice Switzer? Arthur Burns? John Maynard Keynes? Confucius?Anonymous? Here are two versions of an entertaining saying that is usually credited to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. It’s better to keep your mouth […]

The Prisoner by Emily Bronte

A fragment. In the dungeon-crypts idly did I stray, Reckless of the lives wasting there away; “Draw the ponderous bars! open, Warder stern!” He dared not say me nay–the hinges harshly turn. “Our guests are darkly lodged,” I whisper’d, gazing through The vault, whose grated eye showed heaven more gray than blue; (This was when […]

Njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ~ Kikuyu proverb

njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ( mundu ukura datungaga wao ) ~ persistent resistance to advice is the road to misery this is a Kikuyu proverb promoting adherence to counsel and being susceptible to instructions.