Sunday 10 February 2013

Havamal Snippets 27: If unwise, be quiet, don't babble

It's Wednesday (Woden/Odin's Day) which means that it's time for another verse from the Havamal 'Sayings of the High One - Odin'. The poem full of wisdom, both everyday and ethereal. (The poem can be found in full HERE):
27. A foolish man,
who among people comes,
had best be silent;
for no one knows
that he knows nothing,
unless he talks to much.
He who previously knew nothing
will still know nothing
talk he ever so much. 
As Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain said: "It's best to keep your mouth closed and let them think you a fool than open it and remove all doubt."


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