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Alciato Emblem 11
Source in Greek Anthology
10.98 (trans Paton, IV, 53)
There is a livelier translation by Tony Harrison in Palladas, Poems
(London: Anvil Press, 1984) 28, that runs:
Every uneducated man is wisest if he remains silent, hiding his
speech like a disgraceful disease.
The ignorant man does well to shut his trap
and hide his opinion like a dose of clap.