But remember, if (as often is the case among gossipers) you should suddenly become one of the gossipees instead, it is best to employ the foolproof defense recommended by Plato, who may have learned the lesson from Socrates, who as you know was the victim of gossip spread that he was corrupting the youth of Athens: "When men speak ill
of thee, so live that nobody will believe them.
to speak ill
of the leader of another country who is a stranger to him for no reason,'' the spokesman said.
At a meeting of GOP state party chairmen earlier this year, Nicholson was joined by Republican state party chairmen from around the country in calling on all candidates to wage a campaign focused on ideas and policies under the aegis of Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill
of a fellow Republican.
Conservatives and their ditto heads moan that it's politically incorrect to speak ill
of blacks, but people who regularly speak ill
of blacks are in the majority of Congress now.
More critical voices are being heard in Havana these days as Cuba's economic conditions deteriorate and thousands of refugees flee for the United States--although few dare speak ill
of Castro himself.
Loathe as we are to speak ill
of the great Vivienne Westwood, this creased baby blue taffeta affair, from the Dame's spring 2015 collection, has overtones of unmade bed about it, while the horns should have been put away at Halloween.
In his regards, I consider him a very good friend and can never speak ill
of him in any way and there are no disputes between us and no project on earth can come between us.
These is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any of us To speak ill
of the rest of us.
Billy McKay, the Unite union convenor for BAE Systems, said: "In a civilised society we choose not to speak ill
of the dead but it's fair to say that Lady Thatcher was not held in high regard here.
PeterPerthWA: We are fifth generation Scousers and my father always said never speak ill
of the dead which I always thought was truly magnanimous, so all I will say is: Your God Will Know What Was In Your Heart, let''s hope he is as forgiving as you feel he should be.
Anyway, in case anybody's being cautious, you might not want to speak ill
of the dead but libel laws stopped applying to Jimmy Savile the minute he shuffled off his last mortal gold shellsuit.
In the two-part drama, Mix becomes convinced he is being haunted by the ghost of Christie and goes on to murder an unfortunate date who dares to speak ill
of his beloved Nerissa.