Wisdom is having the ability to say little, yet it speaks volume
The above quote “Wisdom is having the ability to say little, yet speaks volume” says it all. I am sure you have heard of the popular idiom “Empty vessel makes the most noise”.
Wise thoughtful people usually they listen more than they talk. Not like those smart alecks who assume they know everything.
To quote from the Holy Bible (Proverbs 18:2): “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
Wise and insightful folks merely have to utter a few words or an expression; and we know what they mean.
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You will be amazed the amount of thoughtful wise words, maxims, proverbs or sayings by those sagacious old-time philosophers like Plato, Socrates or Marcus Aurelius.
Well, here is a fact which might interest you. The three quotes below are similar.
“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.” – Bible (Proverb 17:28)
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln
“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain
So, it looks like the 16th President of America and the famous American author-humorist adapted their quotes from the Holy Bible.