>Von: Marcia Karp <[log in to unmask]>
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>Betreff: Re: Weeping multitudes&leagalize it
>Datum: Sam, 10. Mär 2001 16:29 Uhr

>Gunnar Jauch wrote:
>> PS: Who said: "Wear your learning like your pocket watch -- only take
>> it out when asked"?
>Lord Chesterfield wrote something like this to his son.
Thank you Marcia, I have found the Chesterfield quote, with others equally
intelligent, on

Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your
learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it
out and strike it; merely to show that you have one. 

Another good one:

Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if
people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.