Posted by ESC on March 07, 2000
In Reply to: Lawrence Coughlin? posted by Bruce Kahl on March 07, 2000
: I found a couple of sites that claim the quote is from a Lawrence
: 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.
I searched on Alta Vista under "improve on the silence" and several sites were listed. One said: "Learn not to speak unless you can improve on the silence." - anon. Two, including the one here, said it is a Spanish proverb.
Here's the address of one site:
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
- Spanish proverb