Thursday, February 26, 2015

silence is your only claim to wisdom

I've been reading Job as part of a recently undertaken "read the Bible chronologically in a year" reading plan. My version of choice for this undertaking has been The Message. I've come upon some interesting ways The Message "turns a phrase" that makes me stop and think.

In Job 13:5, Job tells his miserable comforters:

- silence is your only claim to wisdom.

That reminds me of the oft repeated quote that has been attributed to numerous well known public figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, George Eliot, Silvan Engel

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

 Or how about....

When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet. ― Philip K. Dick, VALIS

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