Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Letter, 1787
Posted on November 27, 2002 at 8:03 AM