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We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds
by Paul Tillich

We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds
and the waves of the sea.
Without words they respond through the rustling of
leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.
- Paul Tillich

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed
to become to fulfill his destiny.
- Paul Tillich

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.
- Paul Tillich

 

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
- Paul Tillich

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears
when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
- Paul Tillich

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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself,
in spite of being unacceptable.
- Paul Tillich

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
- Paul Tillich

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

The first duty of love is to listen.
- Paul Tillich

If my tongue were trained to measures,
I would sing a stirring song.
- Paul Tillich

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.
- Paul Tillich

Being religious means asking passionately the question
of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers,
even if the answers hurt.
- Paul Tillich

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
- Paul Tillich

He who risks and fails can be forgiven.
He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
- Paul Tillich

Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically,
because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
- Paul Tillich

I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of
God without embarrassment.
- Paul Tillich

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by,
and turned to, the infinite.
- Paul Tillich

There is no love which does not become help.
- Paul Tillich

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.
It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that
ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God.
Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is
on the verge of an act of faith.
- Paul Tillich

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern,
a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary
and which itself contains the answer to the question
of a meaning of our life.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson


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