– A buffoon, an utter imbecile

Just to let you know, the “Quote Investigator” – Garson O’Toole – traces the earliest appearance of the phrase, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt” to the 1907 book Mother Goose, Her Book by Maurice Switzer. Now, you too, can identify fools in the wild who attribute this quote to Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain!

– James