A still tongue makes a wise head

This page is about the saying "A still tongue makes a wise head".

Possible interpretation: Someone who does not talk much, but listens to other people, probably has experience, knowledge and good judgement.

Note: still (adj.): not moving | tongue (noun): large, movable fleshy part in the mouth that we use for talking and tasting | wise (adj.): having experience, knowledge and good judgement

Quick Quiz:

The saying "A still tongue makes a wise head" suggests that good judgement comes from

a. speaking

b. listening

c. tasting

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Contributor: Josef Essberger