A Quote by William George Jordan on ideas, life, preparation, and speech

The man who is slipshod and thoughtless in his daily speech, whose vocabulary is a collection of anemic commonplaces, whose repetitions of phrases and extravagance of interjections act but as feeble disguises to his lack of ideas, will never be brilliant on an occasion when he longs to outshine the stars. Living at one's best is constant preparation for instant use.

William Jordan

Source: The Majesty of Calmness, p. 47-48

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