It is Better to be Silent and Be Thought a Fool

Today marks the birthday of a great Amercian president, Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln is know for his strong character, wisdom and leadership, but it seems as though he also had a sense of humor. Funny how this Abe Lincoln quote starts out sounding Biblical, then delivers the punch line.

“It is better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

Here is a verse from the Bible that sounds similar, but clearly different:

“Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” – Proverbs 17:28 NIV

Abraham Lincoln Painting

Abraham Lincoln was born of February 12, 1809 and assinated on April 15, 1865. You can read more about President Lincoln on This Day in History. Here you can find many more Abraham Lincoln Quotes.


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