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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

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Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter PHOTO

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

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When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

Architecture should speak of its time and place,
but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

I had this terrible stammer, so I couldn't really speak
properly until I was 16 or 17.
- Carly Simon

It is always the best policy to speak the truth,
unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
- Jerome K. Jerome

We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each
other only on such subjects as related to the Convent,
and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
- Maria Monk

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

Since light travels faster than sound,
some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.
- Brian Williams

I am just like 99% of my friends in France,
who say on their resume they can speak fluent English.
In reality, they can't even count up to three.
- Greg Akcelrod

My opposition to the Vietnam War.
I was the first Hollywood actor to speak out against it.
- Robert Vaughn

Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent.
- Sextus Propertius

I speak relatively little, except when I'm at home
and I'm asking for things.
- Roger Moore

Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as
in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement.
I will not try it.
Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
- Jules Renard

When one sings, one does not speak about the problems of the every day.
One speaks about the things which inspire us,
which helped us.
- Yannick Noah

I went from somebody who didn't sing to somebody who didn't speak.
- Gerard Butler

I prefer to leave the paintings to speak for themselves.
- Barnett Newman

All Juleps are made for present use,
and therefore it is in vain to speak of their duration.
- Nicholas Culpeper

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

Don't appear so scholarly, pray.
Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
- Moliere

He who has religion will speak poetry.
But philosophy is the tool with which to seek and discover religion.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

American professional athletes are bilingual;
they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell
me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and
very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep.
- Marie Corelli

I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent,
especially if it means I can save lives,
or serve humanity.
- Sandra Cisneros

Many of the Central Asians know Russian,
and Ted Levin speaks it fluently.
I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different,
so we had to have translators.
- Yo-Yo Ma

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would
like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up,
but they're not bad songs.
- Tom Araya

Nobody told Don Henley or me that we were going to make it as solo artists,
but I can speak for Don when I say that we are both
really happy now that the band is not together.
- Glenn Frey


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