a still tongue makes a wise head

a still tongue makes a wise head
var: a still mouth makes a wise head
syn: whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from trouble
no wisdom like silence
a closed mouth catches no flies
≅ говори менше, розумніше будеш хто мовчить, той двох навчить у короткого розуму язик довгий
var: a closed mouth makes a wise head
syn: no wisdom like silence
a closed mouth catches no flies

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