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See, Hear, Speak No Evil

“See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is a common phrase, usually used to describe someone who doesn't want to be involved in a situation or someone turning a willful blind eye to the immorality of an act he is involved in. Sometimes, a fourth component "do no evil" is added to the phrase.


The origins of this phrase are unknown and debated. However, one popular theory exists. Due to the fact that the saying is typically associated with Three Wise Monkeys (one covering his eyes, one covering his ears, and the third covering his mouth) it is believed that the saying may have its origin in a 17th century temple in Japan.




Selfportrait in a different matter :)


Shot with the Nikkor 85mm F1.8

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Taken on January 11, 2007