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Daemon
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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say to woman… or not?
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I ain't sayin nuthin!
Ozolinsh V.
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Shhh
pedro
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Daemon wrote:
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

George Eliot (1819-1880)




hands up those who find this quote sexist Anxious
ellana
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Sexist, no... the word man is often used generically to encompass both man and woman. And with a woman called George...

I attached more importance to what was said: If one has nothing to say or no contribution to make, then one should refrain from verbal diarrhea.
socratoad
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Amen
Mayra isabel
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How many times do we talk about the weather when we have nothing to say? Next time you mention how nice or bad the weather is, you might remember George Eliot....:)

Madas
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[quote=Daemon]
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

George Eliot (1819-1880)[/quote

Thank you, Ms Elliot. I do abstain.Speak to the hand
Dr WWWW
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Mary Ann Evans - A woman of many words, well worth reading.
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blessed is the woman, who has nothing to complain about her husband, abstain from giving him cold shoulders, gives him kisses instead, even when her own friend is with her.
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speak your mind
Omar Mariani
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I agree, I can't help having the feeing that if we all spoke only when we had something significant to say, we would live in a very silent world
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Quote from: "Impressions of Theophrastus Such"
by George Eliot
Chapter IV:
A MAN SURPRISED AT HIS ORIGINALITY


The respectable man had got into his illusory maze of discoveries by letting go that clue of conformity in his thinking which he had kept fast hold of in his tailoring and manners. He regarded heterodoxy as a power in itself, and took his inacquaintance with doctrines for a creative dissidence. But his epitaph needs not to be a melancholy one. His benevolent disposition was more effective for good than his silent presumption for harm. He might have been mischievous but for the lack of words: instead of being astonished at his inspirations in private, he might have clad his addled originalities, disjointed commonplaces, blind denials, and balloon-like conclusions, in that mighty sort of language which would have made a new Koran for a knot of followers. I mean no disrespect to the ancient Koran, but one would not desire the roc to lay more eggs and give us a whole wing-flapping brood to soar and make twilight.

Peace be with Lentulus, for he has left us in peace. Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact—from calling on us to look through a heap of millet-seed in order to be sure that there is no pearl in it.


http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Impressions_of_Theophrastus_Such/Chapter_IV
Barnacle Barney Bill
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Thank you, thank you and thank you again...."Madam George"
Manab Bhattacharjee
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We should say something that matters logically otherwise we say insignificantly or insanely because the real world does not allow abnormality or crazyness.
Miriam...
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I think 'Madam George' has a great sense of humor. I'm still lmao thinking about the passage, thanks to momamagda.:)
TB Turtle
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Did Striker mean Gary98 should speak his mind,or that he was going to speak his mind. Gee Yankees!
NeuroticHellFem
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pedro wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

George Eliot (1819-1880)




hands up those who find this quote sexist Anxious

LOL! At first I thought I read this wrongly. Think
Hmm, I don't think I did.
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