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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses,
I still don't get young men standing up and saying,
'How can I combine career and family?'
- Gertrude Stein

We'll have these people hang out with us while we're doing our touring,
and talk to them and let them speak their piece to the world.
- Anthony Kiedis

I really want to do the Olympics.
Obviously, I can't let things out of the bag,
so to speak.
- Mark Roberts

I am co-counsel and as co-counsel I have the right to represent myself,
speak for myself and conduct myself and my trial by
myself in my best interests in order of due process.
- Lynette Fromme

It seems to me that since I've had children,
I've grown richer and deeper.
They may have slowed down my writing for a while,
but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
- Anne Tyler

I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself
and being your own worst critic so to speak.
- Nile Rodgers

I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis' birthday.
Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium
and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days.
- Otis Blackwell

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

Liar is a strong word, but we are all liars.
Not in the sense of intentionally speaking untruths,
but in the sense of carrying so much historical
and emotional baggage that none of us is believable.
To lie means to speak an untruth,
and virtually everything that comes out of our mouth
is an untruth - an opinion, an assumption,
a point-of-view based on our past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.
- Edwin Edwards

There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings.
Never speak first.
At least at the start, your job is to shut up.
- William Goldman

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
- William Blake

We believe the currently one cannot speak of a revolutionary situation,
just as there is no concrete possibilities of an immediate
and comprehensive assumption of power by the people.
- Joe Slovo

I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there,
once or twice a year.
- Natalie Portman

Seriously, these days I tend to shut up in terms of
external analysis and DO try to let things speak for themselves,
while still trying to get some depth into them.
- Peter Hammill

All are free to believe or not believe;
all are free to practice a faith or not.
But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief.
- Jeff Miller

Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
- Michel de Montaigne

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.
- Jane Austen

I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups,
schools, colleges and do personal appearances.
I've done conventions and trade shows.
A lot of different little hats.
- Donna Douglas

Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth to see it like it is,
and tell it like it is, to find the truth,
to speak the truth, and to live the truth.
- Richard M. Nixon

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly,
and we shall add to our number those who will turn
the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.
- Lucy Stone

England is very interested as well, and other countries
if I could speak the languages!
- Miranda Otto


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