Sunday, July 25, 2010

Freedom from Gossip

"Luther's conversation was also remarkable for its freedom from any spiteful or frivolous gossip, of which even at Wittenberg there was then no lack. Of such scandal-mongers, who sought to pry out evil things in their neighbors, Luther frequently used to say, 'They are regular pigs, who care nothing about the roses and violets in the garden, but only stick their snouts into the dirt.'"

from Life of Luther by Julius Koestlin, p. 320.

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