People are often advised to never speak ill of the dead
. Famed German psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, once commented about this special praise the living tend to give to the dead, writing: 'This consideration for the dead, which he really no longer needs, is more important to us than the truth, and, to most of us, certainly, it is more important than consideration for the living.'
Wearing a mourning veil, the rapper said she was dressed for a funeral and her grandmother told her to never speak ill of the dead
THEY say never speak ill of the dead
, which makes it pretty difficult to write about Maggie Thatcher.
? 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.
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum, that is never speak ill of the dead
. A worthy sentiment, but where Michael Jarvis was concerned no-one ever spoke ill of him.
THERE used to be a saying: "Never speak ill of the dead
." Nowadays you're hardly cold before someone rushes out a book to tell the world what a waste of space you really were.
THERE used to be a saying "never speak ill of the dead
Byline: Never speak ill of the dead
or somebody who has taken seriously ill, common wisdom says.
YOU should never speak ill of the dead
but that is exactly what Cork City manager Damien Richardson unwittingly did after his team lost their FAI Cup game at Longford.
NEVER speak ill of the dead
, which may explain why both North Belfast's UUP councillor David Browne and the Alliance's Tom Campbell diplomatically agreed on the recent passing of veteran local politician Frank 'Pootsie' Millar.
THE phrase "Never speak ill of the dead
" has always struck me as peculiarly absurd.
Given that you should never speak ill of the dead
, let us conclude that Ezzoud was merely misunderstood.
"NEVER speak ill of the dead
" they say and everybody has been tripping over their own feet in their rush to slobber over the mortal husk of Old Heath and make great play over his honesty as a politician.
TV host Bruce Forsyth said: "Never speak ill of the dead
. I think it is high time Diana was left alone."