29. He utters too manyBe warey of those who speak at too quickly, or use words that are too ostentatious or uncommon (such as jargon, or buzz words like Tsunami instead of tidal wave), for they are not as wise as they appear. Women speak more words than men per day and often do so just to inflict psychical/mental discomfort in the other person.
who is never silent;
a garrulous tongue,
if it be not checked,
sings often to its own harm.
I prefer the Havamal. It is thoroughly and exclusively European. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ryu. Many have almost certainly heard of other pithy wisdom books like the 'Book of Proverbs' and 'The Art of War'; but how many have heard of Havamal? I certainly hadn't until I stumbled across it while 'link hopping' a few years ago.ReplyDelete
It's a gem of commonsense (or 'Man Wit' as it's written in Havamal) right in our own backyard, and seemingly hidden from us while foreign literature is promoted. Somethings wrong with that.
(Sorry I took so long in responding; there was a problem with the software or something. Seems okay now though.)