Henry Adams about discretion (“The Education of Henry Adams”, 1906) - He never labored so hard to learn a language as he did to hold his tongue, and it affected him for life. The habit of reticence—of talking without meaning—is never effaced.
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He never labored so hard to learn a language as he did to hold his tongue, and it affected him for life. The habit of reticence—of talking without meaning—is never effaced.
 Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams (1906). copy citation

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