Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Advice on trolls: 1833

But if you have to do with one of those people who, possessed with a mania of discussion, commence by contradicting before they hear, and who are always ready to sustain the contrary opinion, yield to him; you will have nothing to gain with him. Be assured that the spirit of contradiction can be conquered only by silence.

--From The Gentleman and Lady's Book of Politeness and Propriety of Deportment--

Timeless advice.

1 comment:

Trooper York said...

Yes verily, pray tell how might one respond to continual demands that one befriend thy cod piece.

Not that there is naught wrong with same.