A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 26, 2019
“Empty cans make the most noise”

Entry in progress—B.P.
(Oxford English Dictionary)
empty vessels make the most sound and variants: foolish people are the most talkative or noisy.
[a1475 (▸?a1430)  Lydgate tr. G. Deguileville Pilgrimage Life Man (Vitell.) l. 15933   A voyde vessel, pype, or tonne,..maketh outward a gret soun, Mor than to-forn, whan yt was ful.]
1547   W. Baldwin Treat. Morall Phylos. sig. Q.iiii   As emptye vesselles make the lowdest sounde: so they that haue leaste wyt, are the greatest babblers.
1589   R. Greene Menaphon sig. K   Emptie vessells haue the highest sounds..and pratling gloriosers, the smallest performaunce of courage.
a1616   Shakespeare Henry V (1623) iv. iv. 64   The empty vessel makes the greatest sound . 
1711   Swift Misc. Prose & Verse 254   I have always observed that your empty Vessels sound loudest.
MONUMENTS - Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise (OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO)
Century Media Records
Published on Jul 25, 2013
MONUMENTS - Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise (OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO). Taken from the album “Gnosis”. Century Media 2012. Get the new album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/gnosis_itunes
One day after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly insulted a member of Congress be calling her an “empty barrel,” the world has been asking one question: What the hell is an “empty barrel,” anyway?
Many credit Plato for bringing “empty barrel” into the vernacular: “An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.” Some believe the proverb truly has Jamaican origins, while others credit it as Spanish. A book of world proverbs gives 21 variations of the expression.
Shakespeare channeled Plato in Henry V, writing, “I never heard so loud a voice issue from such an empty heart. It’s true what they say, the empty vessel makes the greatest sound.”
Found this anonymous quote that sums up a lot of democrats rhetoric, “empty cans make the most noise”
1:16 PM · Jul 25, 2019 from Flower Mound, TX·Twitter for iPhone

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