I remember an old saying that “silence is the best answer for a fool”. It is an amusing concept
It means that sometimes, silence can be an insult….
It could also mean that silence is a better response than bandying words with a fool… lest you also look like a fool yourself. The bible has these to say about silence…
Pr 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Ec 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak
I found these quotes interesting
“It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgment to be silent”. -Bruyere
“Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher”. -Latin Proverb
“Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it”. -Lowell
“Be silent and safe - silence never betrays you”. -O'Reilly
“I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent”. –Syrus
“Blessed is the man who having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact”. –Eliot
Silence is a discipline that we can all cultivate. It has its rewards!!!