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Re: Spanish proverb?

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 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

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
From http://www.phnet.fi/public/mamaa1/s.htm