Who said its better to be quiet and be thought of a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt?

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Sadly it wasn't King Solomon or even Wright's mother who came up with that, but rather Abraham Lincoln, who was paraphrasing Proverbs 17:28, which says, "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."

King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, so it was he who came up with this gem of wisdom that Abraham Lincoln paraphrased.
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