And so, rather than walking away from his fans, Costello should take heed of the dictum: “Where words fail, music speaks.”
Somehow I haven't been able to locate that dictum in the Quran, ahadith or sunan, but it must be there somewhere.
Because Sanford is not the only politician to disprove Scott Fitzgerald's dictum.
In politics, the dictum ‘follow the money’ usually leads to uncomfortable truths.
Spinoza's dictum applies to what William James called the "psychologist's fallacy."
Every one conceded that Smith's dictum would decide the contest.
These at length joined in accepting the dictum de Kenilworth, which they had seen scrupulously fulfilled in the case of others.
How far back, then, can the dictum in these very words be traced?
And listening, I seem to hear his dictum “Vanity”; for below is the market of fashion.
And did he tell you my grandfather Carfax's dictum in the Banstock case?
1660s, from Latin dictum "thing said (a saying, bon-mot, prophecy, etc.), an order, command," neuter of dictus, past participle of dicere "say" (see diction). In legal use, a judge's expression of opinion which is not the formal resolution of a case.