Why Saying Less Can Make You Seem Smarter

It’s an old adage that extends back to ancient times. It was Plato who said, “Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.”

But, it was the Fool in Shakespeare’s King Lear who advises Lear: “Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend more than thou owest.” Lear…

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