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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Variant of Eleni's and another to link to the weaker members of our profession Sep 4, 2009

1. It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

2. Groucho Marx: "I wouldn't want to join any club that would accept me as a member."
(I wouldn't want to work for any agency that would accept me as a translator?)

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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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another variant Sep 4, 2009

Jack wrote:
It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

In Spanish we have: "En boca cerrada no entran moscas": literally, a closed mouth doesn't gather flies... imagine that! The meaning is the same.

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John Farebrother  Identity Verified
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Chechens Sep 4, 2009

'Delhit ugš
Thro delx ajmun dac
Tho laman nah du
Tho nohči du'

'Let the stones cry
We don't know how to cry
We are the mountain people
We are the Chechens'

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Raúl Casanova  Identity Verified
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Boca y oídos Sep 5, 2009

Dios nos hizo con una boca y dos orejas, tal vez con la secreta intención de enseñarnos a escuchar el doble de lo que hablamos.
God made us with a single mouth and two ears. May be his secret purpose was to give us the oportunity to hear twice as much as we can speak.

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Anita du Plessis  Identity Verified
South Africa
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Lies Sep 5, 2009

A man that has to find refuge in a lie, most often find that he has hidden in a house with no back door.

'n Man wat sy toevlug tot 'n leuen moet neem, vind dikwels dat hy in 'n huis gaan skuil het wat nie 'n agterdeur het nie. C.J. Langenhoven, famous Afrikaans writer.

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