The pithy, opinionated, and sometimes brutally frank Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke challenges average guys to live a life less ordinary and embrace classic style in the broadest sense. it's time to rise above the trite, the boring, the predictable, the mundane, the banal, and the commonplace. It's time to stop behaving like barnyard animals at the trough and leave behind the perpetually sloppy man-child aesthetic of the last two decades or so. It's time to learn once again how to present and conduct yourself like an adult with some grooming, finesse, and sophistication. And here is where you can learn how.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Keep the Following Point in Mind. . .

"My God, does he ever shut up?"  As average guys making the effort to kick up our everyday style a few notches, we want to make certain others never have this thought about us.

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt." -- Mark Twain 

The advice offered above has also been attributed to various other public figures but has its origins in biblical verse.  Regardless of who said it first, though, the words are very wise and well worth remembering in the continuous quest to improve our personal style. Talk is cheap as my father used to say, and unless you've really got something to say, it's far better to leave the endless stream of idle chitchat to others.  Practice greater economy with your conversation.  Sit back, observe, and let others do the talking. 

-- Heinz-Ulrich
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.


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