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If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until
we have been stuck, incapacitated,
or blown off course for awhile.
- David Whyte

I often regret that I have spoken;
never that I have been silent.
- Publilius Syrus

LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food;
sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
- Henry Fielding

 

I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
I didn't want to interrupt her.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Question everything.
Every stripe, every star, every word spoken.
Everything.
- Ernest Gaines

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered,
nor false because spoken magnificently.
- Saint Augustine

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Only when the voice of duty is silent,
or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think
of the consequences of a particular action.
- Augustus Hare

Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as scientists.
- James Newman

Time passes, and little by little everything that we
have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
- Marcel Proust

I have spoken with many former athletes,
and they tell me the best time they had was in sports.
I listen to them and use their experience in my career.
- Sergei Bubka

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
- Edward W. Howe

I haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least
10 years so I don't even know if he's alive.
I hope so.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Mrs.
Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable
being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement.
She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things.
- Jim Costa

Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced,
then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
- Timothy Radcliffe

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
- Charles Dickens

It's true that I have spoken about doing a book before,
but then everyone you speak to is planning to write a book.
- Dylan Moran

One of the cruelest judgments sustained against me
is that I have spoken out as a recovered alcoholic
to stimulate my acting career.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who
are in interesting situations,
that a young person, who either marries or dies,
is sure of being kindly spoken of.
- Jane Austen

One of the nuisances of the ballot is that when the
oracle has spoken you never know what it means.
- Lord Salisbury

I have healed the sick by the power of the God.
I have spoken with the gift of tongues.
- Clayton Christensen

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

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
- Hermann Hesse

Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas,
morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays.
Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
- April Winchell

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers,
who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

O!
many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
- Walter Scott

As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes,
I knew I had found the right girl.
- Erich von Stroheim

When justice has spoken, humanity must have its turn.
- Pierre Vergniaud

He was the only person caught in the collapse,
and afterward, most of his work was recovered too,
and it is still spoken of, when it is noted,
with high regard, though seldom played.
- William Gaddis

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language,
a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Every man should be considered as having a right to
the character which he deserves;
that is,
to be spoken of according to his actions.
- James Mill

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
- Orson Scott Card

India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word;
she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.
- Sri Aurobindo

I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist
is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for
an experience that has not really been spoken for.
- Donna Tartt

The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique,
on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The written tone and the spoken tone change and the
reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government
spreads to the readers and the viewers.
- Roger Mudd

The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation
of what is possible in the musical language.
- Robert Fripp

I have spoken to a whole group of millionaires,
head executives at Microsoft.
Boy did I chew those guys out.
- Jack LaLanne

I think the actions of the president are,
in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever
spoken by a sitting president.
I am stunned and I'm horrified.
- Rosie O'Donnell

The people have spoken.
Their decision is sovereign.
We all respect it...
I wish good luck to those who will now govern France.
- Alain Juppe

All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak,
and not always with my advance approval,
and I expect that to continue in the future.
- Gerald R. Ford

I believe that dance communicates man's deepest,
highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words,
spoken or written.
- Ted Shawn

Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain
words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice,
some uplift of the heart and spirit.
- Robert MacNeil

Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation
that is independent of the first and based on their linkage:
these are syntagmatic relations,
of which I have spoken.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak
Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is
spoken in were much poorer areas.
- Enya

I have spoken to expert audiences occasionally,
but then no audience is expert over the whole range
of things I want to explore.
- David Antin

Intended to serve as an introduction to both the linguistic
and also the practical study of spoken English.
- Henry Sweet

Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area.
Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no,
it's not comedy.
- Bruce McCulloch

It's not a very secure industry.
I've spoken to a couple of people recently who had
a successful TV show and then found themselves absolutely
skint and struggling to find a job.
- Mackenzie Crook

I have spoken to many, many Indian chiefs who say they
have no objection whatsoever to the nickname.
- Jack K. Cooke

It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.
- Gertrude Stein

Every writer I've ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other.
- Stephen Sondheim

The London dialect as it is spoken in educated circles.
- Henry Sweet

My parents are older, and they lead a somewhat sheltered life.
It was difficult to talk with them about things that were embarrassing to me,
and that I had never spoken to them about.
- Anita Hill

For one, the Qur'an is considered by Muslims to consist
entirely of words spoken by Allah himself.
- Paul Weyrich

As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me.
There was a time I believed every word spoken.
- Barry White

I have come to believe over and over again that what
is most important to me must be spoken,
made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having
it bruised or misunderstood.
- Audre Lorde

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies,
and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
- Gustave Flaubert

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
- Voltaire

My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before,
were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as
if we belonged to different generations.
- Pierre Loti

Education commences at the mother's knee,
and every word spoken within hearsay of little children
tends toward the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain,
while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls
slipping from a broken string.
- George Dennison Prentice

I'm very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff;
who wouldn't be? But it's not a choice I made.
- John M. Ford

While the spoken word can travel faster,
you can't take it home in your hand.
Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the
convenience of the reader.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

I haven't spoken English with native speakers in several months.
I've been speaking Arabic.
- John Walker Lindh

No poet will ever take the written word as a substitute for the spoken word;
he knows that it is on the spoken word,
and the spoken word only, that his art is founded.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Jim, as just a spoken poet, was not that good.
He needed the music behind him.
He felt a security and a sense of abandon when the
music existed around him.
- Ray Manzarek

I can remember only a few of the strange and curious
words now dead but living and spoken by the English
people a thousand years ago.
- Carl Sandburg

I don't really have a lot of hobbies.
I listen to a lot of spoken word.
I get books on tape.
- Benny Green

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros

Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken
is why we are all in love with the Irish today.
- Diane Wakoski


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