March 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
Universally, a writer or speaker should endeavour to maintain the appearance of expressing himself, not, as if he wanted to say something, but as if he had something to say.
— Richard Whately, “Elements of Rhetoric” (1858)
I do not know: where I lack insight it is my custom to be silent.
— Creon: Sophocles, “Oedipus Tyrannus”