An early American evangelist once generalized that all infidels were fools. Furthermore, he said, he could prove his statement to be true for any given case within 10 minutes. A man in the audience stood up and proclaimed himself an infidel, but no fool.
The preacher looked him over and said, “So you are an infidel?” “Certainly, sir, I deny that there is anything at all in religion.”
“Nothing at all in religion? Are you willing to go on record as saying that?”
“Go on record?” the infidel replied. “Why, I have been writing and lecturing against religion for 20 years.”
The evangelist glanced at his watch and said, “Well, I said I could prove an infidel a fool in 10 minutes, and still have seven minutes left. I’ll leave it to the audience to decide if a man isn’t a fool to write and lecture for 20 years against a thing that supposedly has nothing whatever in it!”
Before you speak your mind, make certain that there’s something in your mind worth speaking.
Smart people speak from experience, smarter people from experience don’t speak!
He who restrains his lips is wise.