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Lawrence Coughlin?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 07, 2000

In Reply to: Author?? "If you cannot improve the silence, don't speak" posted by Nate on March 07, 2000 at

I found a couple of sites that claim the quote is from a Lawrence Coughlin!
Various searches produced no mention of Mr.Coughlin except for a politician with said moniker.
Some other sites claim it is a New England Proverb attributed to a Mr. Anonymous.

http://www.excelquest.com/thoughts.htm
http://pirovich.com/quotes.html
http://members.tripod.com/KristinAnn/newpage33.htm