A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, agreement, authority, belief, books, elderly, generations, good, observation, reason, religion, rumor, teachers, and traditions

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Kalama Sutra : Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya Vol. 1, 188-193 P.T.S. Ed.)

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on rumor


Rumor flies. -Fama volat

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

Source: Aeneid

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A Quote by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux on abstinence, acting, evil, faults, freedom, idleness, listening, rumor, salvation, seriousness, silence, soul, and words

If the appetite alone hath sinned, let it alone fast, and it sufficeth. But if the other members also have sinned, why should they not fast, too. . . . Let the eye fast from strange sights and from every wantonness, so that that which roamed in freedom in fault-doing may, abundantly humbled, be checked by penitence. Let the ear, blameably eager to listen, fast from tales and rumors, and from whatsoever is of idle import, and tendeth least to salvation. Let the tongue fast from slanders and murmurings, and from useless, vain, and scurrilous words, and sometimes also, in the seriousness of silence, even from things which may seem of essential import. Let the hand abstain from . . . all toils which are not imperatively necessary. But also let the soul herself abstain from all evils and from acting out her own will. For without such abstinence the other things find no favor with the Lord.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153)

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A Quote by Richard Armour on rumor


A rumor is one thing that gets thicker instead of thinner as it is spread.

Richard Armour (1906 - 1989)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on past, rumor, and present

We must set up a strong present tense against all rumors of wrath, past and to come.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Mary H. Waldrip on rumor


Rumor is one thing that gets thicker as you spread it.

Mary H. Waldrip

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A Quote by Leon Merle Flanders, D.D. on clarity, conflict, confusion, diversity, eternity, god, guidance, listening, men, rumor, and thinking

If we want to possess poise and to be capable of clear thinking, it is essential, first of all, to rise above the confusion of conflicting rumors and diverse opinions and listen to the eternal verities which God has given to men for their guidance and preservation.

Leon Merle Flanders

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A Quote by James R. Newman on dignity, diplomacy, economics, mathematics, purpose, respect, and rumor

Mathematical economics is old enough to be respectable, but not all economists respect it. It has powerful supporters and impressive testimonials, yet many capable economists deny that mathematics, except as a shorthand or expository device, can be applied to economic reasoning. There have even been rumors that mathematics is used in economics (and in other social sciences) either for the deliberate purpose of mystification or to confer dignity upon common places as French was once used in diplomatic communications.

James R. Newman

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New Yorl: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on day, life, rumor, and world

This world is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there is a great rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by Bette Davis on death, newspapers, and rumor

On being told that her death was rumored: With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.

Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)

Source: On being told that her death was rumored

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