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Always speak the truth,
by Lewis Carroll

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

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If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

 

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

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While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
- Lewis Carroll

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure
to dance without cessation;
and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end;
then stop.
- Lewis Carroll

No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.
- Lewis Carroll

That's the reason they're called lessons,
because they lesson from day to day.
- Lewis Carroll

But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten,
And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
- Lewis Carroll

Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

'What is the use of a book', thought Alice,
'without pictures or conversations?'
- Lewis Carroll

I have proved by actual trial that a letter,
that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
- Lewis Carroll

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday -
but never jam today.
- Lewis Carroll

We called him Tortoise because he taught us.
- Lewis Carroll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai


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