Some people keep silent and are thought to be wise, while others are detested for being talkative.
Some people keep silent because they have nothing to say, while others keep silent because they know when to speak.
The wise remain silent until the right moment, but a boasting fool misses the right moment.
Whoever talks too much is detested, and whoever pretends to authority is hated.
There may be good fortune for a person in adversity, and a windfall may result in a loss.
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