A Quote by William Stafford on talking, hearing, say, rich, things, dulls, reason, and world

The things you do not have to say make you rich.

Saying the things you do not have to say weakens your talk.

Hearing the things you do not have to hear dulls your hearing.

And the things you know before you hear them; these are you and the reason you are in the world.

William Stafford

Source: John O'Donahue repeated the following in a tape I have by him when I attended a conference on Pricing Wisdom a few years ago. He states that William Stafford said this in the book "Crossing Unmarked Snow" [or territory]

Contributed by: Val

A Quote by unknown on say, worry, and worrisome

By saying not to worry he says something worrisome.


Contributed by: Ewen

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on nature, men, say, today, and tomorrow

You are making an inopportune rejection of what Nature has given you today, if all your mind is set on what men will say of you tomorrow.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations (Penguin Great Ideas)

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A Quote by John Witherspoon on speak, say, and brevity

First, never rise to speak until you have something to say. Second, be sure to sit down as soon as you have said it.

John Witherspoon

Contributed by: Zaady

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