There is a saying …. “A picture is worth a thousand words”
Chinese proverb said …. “One picture is worth ten thousand words.”
And there are more quotes :
“One timely deed is worth ten thousand words” - The Works of Mr. James Thomson, 1802.
“One fact well understood by observation, and well guided development, is worth a thousand times more than a thousand words” - The American Journal of Education, 1858.
“Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” - from the text of an instructional talk given by the newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane to the Syracuse Advertising Men’s Club, in March 1911.
Now ..... here comes the teaching of Sayadaw U Ottamasara on this topic ..... this motto quote is from Selfless or Anatta Quotes of Sayadaw.
REDUCE TALKINGOne good spoken word is much better and brings peace and virtue, than one thousand useless words.
Quarrelling and arguing will not bring inner peace and tranquility. It will only bring spite, conceit, and jealousy.
Those who accuse others of being a rogue, villain and fool is never a person of virtue. Because they vainly believe that only their policies are right and others are wrong.
Why should we "REDUCE TALKING" ......
You have to solve the complexities;
You have to walk the road you pave;
You have to suffer what you have done;
You have to return the road you take;
You have to correct the wrongs you do.