Smart people always say smart things. But wise people know when to say nothing at all. (Ed Kang, author, speaker, advisor)
Words, words, words. We even have “talking heads” on the television—newscasters, talk show hosts, discussion panels. If it were only true that it was the smart people who were saying smart things. But it’s often merely the sharing of ignorance. Kang is right; how enlightening it is to hear wise people who know when to speak and when not to.
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools (Ecclesiastes 9:17).