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"Thorne, David W." <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 09:37:00 -0500
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"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open
one's mouth and remove all doubt."

I believed this is attributable to Mark Twain, and said so
publicly only to be gleefully told by a colleague afterwards
"Mark Twain didn't say that, Lincoln did!"  Should I have been

I recall, I think, later finding it attributed to MT in a little
book called "The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain," but without any
citation.  Can anyone clear this up for me?  Thanks.

David W. Thorne
Seattle, WA