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In which episode (and in which moment) of Star Trek: The Next Generation did Worf say his famous line?

People have a lot to talk, yet little to say.

I can only recall that it was probably halfway through the series (3rd or 4th season) and that it was most likely the first episode of a two-episode story.

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    Worf's famous phrase, or Benjamin Franklin's? – mattdm Dec 11 '17 at 13:51
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    @Valorum Yes. From the answer, the actual line is very similar to Poor Richard's, except "some people use humor as a shield" instead of "half wits". This line is either a direct reference to Franklin, or else a play on the aphorism without the writer being aware of its source. – mattdm Dec 11 '17 at 14:22
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    @mattdn the original is by Benjamin Franklin - the famous Klingon pundit. – LSerni Dec 11 '17 at 20:49
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    @LSerni One can never truly appreciate Poor Richard's Almanack until you've read it in the original Klingon. – Z. Cochrane Dec 11 '17 at 22:09
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    @trejder I doubt that is this line is "famous" as "Worf's phrase" in any way. It's a phrase that was already famous that Worf uttered a variation of. – mattdm Dec 13 '17 at 20:04
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This is TNG: The Emissary. Note that he's talking about people rather than humans.

K'EHLEYR: Worf, you're the perfect Klingon. The ultimate minimalist. Talk to me.

WORF: I've noted that some people use humour as a shield. They talk much, yet say little.

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