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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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Who said better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt?

Abraham Lincoln - It comes from a passage in the bible. thou many have attributed this to Abraham Lincoln he was Quoting Samuel Clemens original line from an article in the S

Who said it is better to have tried and failed than not have tried at all?

It is a quote from Teddy Roosevelt, The Man In The Arena: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds