Sunday, March 23, 2008

Inoculate128's Introduction

As long as I can remember, I have always loved good quotations. It's undeniable that they're often contradictory ("Absence makes the heart grow fonder" vs. "Out of sight, out of mind"), but taken together, they represent the distilled wisdom of the ages in concentrated form. Like any strong medicine, they can be overdosed, and can be used inappropriately, but used appropriately and in moderation, can be powerful tools.

Out of many thousands in my collection, my favorite is this:

'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

It is variously attributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, but my vote is for Twain, because it sounds so characteristic of his style.

Starting a blog with that advice in mind is a bold step, though. Here's hoping that by speaking out, I don't "remove all doubt."

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