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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1692
AUTHOR:George Eliot (1819–80)
QUOTATION:Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
ATTRIBUTION:GEORGE ELIOT, Impressions of Theophrastus Such, chapter 4, p. 51 (1900). First published in 1879.
SUBJECTS:Silence
WORKS:George (Marian Evans Cross) Eliot Collection
 
 
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