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What is the meaning of this phrase: 'Those who live in glasshouses should not throw stones at others'?

Asked by Sheena Fatima, 12 May '08 02:47 pm
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The idiom means, those who are vulnerable should not attack others. people who are under intense scrutiny by the public should be particularly careful not to commit sins).The concept is that if you live in a glass house and throw rocks at your neighbors you could destroy your own home. Be careful how you behave, because in trying to harm others you could bring trouble on yourself.
Answered by Doctor Know, 12 May '08 02:49 pm

 
  
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"Those who are vulnerable should not attack others."

The proverb has been traced back to Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde' (1385). George Herbert wrote in 1651: 'Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.'

This saying is first cited in the United States in 'William & Mary College Quarterly' (1710). Twenty-six years later Benjamin Franklin wrote, 'Don't throw stones at your neighbors', if your own windows are glass.'
Answered by Zeus, 12 May '08 02:51 pm

 
  
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It means don't criticise people unless you are above criticism. Unless you are not a completely true and pure person, you cannot point fingers at others. You point one finger at someone, don't forget there are three fingers pointing at you!
Answered by Manisha Mehra, 12 May '08 02:49 pm

 
  
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"Those who are vulnerable should not attack others".
Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 12 May '08 03:00 pm

 
  
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"JAANI, YEH RAJ KUMAR KA DIALOGUE HAI, ISKA MATLAB HAI
BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER, YANEY , EK CRIMINAL DOOSREY CRIMINAL KEY QILAAF HO JAYE TO DONO GAEY , SO, MILKAR RAHTEY HAIN CRIMINALS APAS MEIN
Answered by abdul hameed khan, 12 May '08 02:51 pm

 
  
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Just like the abuser abusing here
Answered by Priya, 12 May '08 02:49 pm

 
  
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you should not see some ones bad character
because u may be having more bad character than him/her
Answered by guru, 12 May '08 03:03 pm

 
  
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If one is realy an honest man should not tell any evil word to others.
Answered by rabin chakraborty, 12 May '08 02:50 pm

 
  
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because stones may break ur glasshouse
Answered by adarsh, 12 May '08 02:49 pm

 
  
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