Se joka tietää eniten puhuu vähiten.

English Translation

He knows most who speaks least.

The english sentence is actually the other way around:

Se joka puhuu vähiten tietää eniten.

I see the difference as rather subtle, like between “He knows most who speaks least” and “He who knows most speaks least”. :thinking:

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Yes, the difference is subtle, but it’s there.
Both mean that knowing much results in talking less.
But the implication is reversed:

He who knows most speaks least:
→ If you know much, you don’t speak much.

He knows most who speaks least:
→ If someone does not speak much, they must be wise.
→ You recognize the wise people by looking at how little they say.

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