Day 178: June 27 – The Way We Speak Is As Important As What We Want To Say

~ Niagara Falls by Frederic Edwin Church

A raw, unblemished picture of nature. See how the falls portray nature’s power and beauty. The painting seems to show us that nature will have her course.

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Wisdom

No rules, however wise, are a substitute for affection and tact.

~ Bertrand Russell

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Wit

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

~ Andre Maurois

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What Happened

1722: Death of English general and statesman John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.

1787: Edward Gibbon completes ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’.

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Writer’s Addendum

“Mend your speech a little less you mar your fortune,” said Shakespeare. Sometimes knowing the truth and telling the truth is not enough to convince someone about your version of the story or your point of view. The manner of telling someone something is important as well. 

It is quite pointless to have a good idea if you can’t communicate your ideas across to other people. And since no man is an island, the way we speak is as important as what we want to say. This is especially true when you are in need of convincing someone about something. 

When all else fails, be like the painting above. Go back to the basics and do not trouble yourself with complex expressions. Stay focused on your main points or let your actions prove your point!

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