of some apologists


you know yourselves.

I say with Montaigne

T’s impossible to deal fairly with a fool; my judgement is not only corrupted under the hand of so impetuous a master, but my conscience also.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

16 thoughts on “of some apologists

  1. Well said, Montaigne. Words no apologist ever utters: “I’m sorry. I do not know the answer to that question.”

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  2. Peter says:

    It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.

    Mrs Goose

    Actually the Bible has something to say on this matter that is worthy of hearing.

    Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:28

    And what at first glance seems a contradiction:

    Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    or you yourself will be just like him.
    Answer a fool according to his folly,
    or he will be wise in his own eyes.
    Proverbs 26:4-5

    Which I interpret as being, you can’t win with a fool.

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  3. Reminds me of what my Nan used to say: “It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.’

    Ouch Nan!

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