[Ads-l] Proverb

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Sat Jun 3 20:01:20 EDT 2017


Alternate, "Even a fish would stay out of trouble if he kept his big mouth 
shut."
Dave Hause

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jonathan Lighter
Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 5:24 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Proverb

Errol Louis, CNN:

"Lawyers always tell their clients to be quiet. And the expression is out
there that 'You can't hook a fish until he opens his mouth.'"

JL

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"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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