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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8888
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:When Demaratus was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or for want of words, he replied, “A fool cannot hold his tongue.”
ATTRIBUTION:Laconic Apophthegms. Of Demaratus.
 

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