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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:970
AUTHOR:Thomas Brackett Reed (1839–1902)
QUOTATION:They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
ATTRIBUTION:Representative THOMAS B. REED, referring to two of his colleagues in the House of Representatives.—Samuel W. McCall, The Life of Thomas Brackett Reed, chapter 21, p. 248 (1914).
SUBJECTS:Knowledge
 
 
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