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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8694
AUTHOR:Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)
QUOTATION:I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Maxim 1070.
 
Note 1.
Simonides said “that he never repented that he held his tongue, but often that he had spoken.”—Plutarch: Rules for the Preservation of Health. [back]
 

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