Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Regarding things you do not know, be silent.Strict observance of this rule would make the world a very quiet place.
περὶ ὧν οὐκ οἶδας σιώπα.
de quibus ignoras tace.
"Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen"
Ludwig Wittgenstein in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Variously translated, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" or less cumbersomely, "What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence".