Monday, February 6, 2012

A Man Of Few Words

My hesitancy in speech, which was once an annoyance, is now a pleasure. Its greatest benefit has been that it has taught me the economy of words. I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts... A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. We find so many people impatient to talk... All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time.

by Mahatma Gandhi



The Silent One said...

This man was just awesome! His introverted wisdom was beyond his time... It's funny how words and philosophical text written hundreds of years ago can still be applied today in the year 2012. If only people had the self awareness of the minds of these people from ages ago.......

Zeri Kyd said...

Silent One, I agree, and I was thrilled to come across this quote. Look up the whole thing if you get a chance.

I think it's prudent to be deliberate with words. But maybe that's just because I'm inclined to be that way myself. :-)