The Quotidian, November 5, 2010 ~ Don’t Speak Ill

“If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it; write it in the sand near the water’s edge.” ~ Napoleon Hill (born October 26, 1883 to November 8, 1970)

Napoleon Hill was an American author. He wrote Think and Grow Rich (1937), a perennial best seller which according to Wikipedia has sold more than 30 million copies.

[Source: tweet by @motivatquotes on Twitter circa October 28, 2010. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed November 5, 2010.]

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, November 5, 2010 ~ Don’t Speak Ill

  1. Great advice! Love it — “If you must speak… don’t speak”– aka, “Shut it.” My mom always said, “You have TWO ears and ONE mouth for a reason.”

    Write on!
    Carolyn

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