LIFE by Sophisticated Youth

Quote of the DAY

Posted on: May 26, 2009


“Listen a thousand times, ponder a hundred times, speak only once.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb

I believe this is the definition of true wisdom. Greek philosopher, Epictetus, once said, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as speak.”

Imagine the power your words would contain. Everything you say would be thoughtful and have meaning. Don’t be that guy (or girl), always talking nonsense. That guy that makes people cringe when you open your mouth. 

Simple yet so profound: think before you speak.

Yet sometimes, the simplest things are the hardest to do.


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