New Living Translation
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
King James Bible
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.
World English Bible
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
Young's Literal Translation
Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!
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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
If only you could be silent! That's the wisest thing you could do.
Unfriendly people care only about themselves; they lash out at common sense.
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