Bad Advice: If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.”

NEVER SAY…By Gene Griessman 

“If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.”

This actually should be Seldom say instead of Never say because it is good advice for inhabitants of little villages where everyone knows everything about everybody and word would probably get back to the person you were saying bad things about, which could lead to a considerable amount of unpleasantness.

And it sometimes is a prudent course of action in any small, close-knit group, rural or urban.

But this bit of folk wisdom has little value in the world that you and I now inhabit. I want know if a movie is dreadful, a restaurant serves unsavory fare, if a company can’t be trusted, if somebody I just met is dangerous.

And it’s terrible advice if I’m asked to give an honest recommendation in a situation that’s critical.

Hearing something bad can spare you embarrassment, time, money, and maybe even your life.

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The Words Lincoln Lived By

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“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject. In addition, this small volume contains ‘Biographical Notes’ on the main figures cited.” —Wayne C. Temple, renowned Lincoln scholar, Illinois State Archives

A stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president, the book offers rich material for interpretation, reflection, and spiritual guidance.

In these pages, Lincoln shares his wisdom on courage and determination, compassion and compromise, tolerance and tact.

We think you will also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.

Don’t leave yet. You’re in a goldmine. Check out the great power phrases and unusual quotations. You’re already here. Why rush off? 


Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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