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Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
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The Plato's quote says that we should only speak when we have something to say, not babble.
When a person blathers, they speak without having their purpose, without considering what they are saying. From the moment we speak without a real goal or aim, we say something unnecessary, useless.
Instead, we must try to use words only for essential matters, speaking as concisely as possible.
If we are concise in speaking, we are also wise because we avoid wasting time on useless speech.
We gain wisdom through reasoning and experience in life situations, which are beneficial in any case.