Quotes 1 till 6 of 6.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.
Edwin P. Whipple
American essay writer 1819-18860
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
German poet and philosopher 1844-19000
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.
Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth; for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look, smile, or act.
Indian theosophist 1895-19860
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
Whatever may be the merits of a religious system, its effects upon the mass of mankind must depend in an important degree upon its teachers. All instruction and all truth, except simple mathematical truth, is modified by the medium through which it is conveyed.