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Tongue Quotes

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For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

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Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tongue like a sharp knife...
Kills without drawing blood.
- The Buddha

 

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

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

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The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue
as when it finds an angry heart.
- Thomas Fuller

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words.
I don't know what she's going on about half the time!
- Emma Watson

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like
her daughter to resemble her in.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The new Germany has the unquestionable right to hold
its tongue between its teeth.
- Karl Liebknecht

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time
you feel you must say something or bust.
- Josh Billings

Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
- Francis Quarles

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
- Euripides

Age makes all things greater after their death;
a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.
- Sextus Propertius

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
- Mao Tse-Tung

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking
if your own tongue must praise you.
- Matthew Hale

This is courtship all the world over -
the man all tongue; the woman all ears.
- Emily Murphy

I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek
as my tongue is always in it.
- Flannery O'Connor

Now I see that going out into the testing ground of
men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.
- Sophocles

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
- Xenocrates

Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.
- Peace Pilgrim

You know how most dogs lick you on the cheek? If you're
sleeping and not ready for it,
my dog, Joe, will get his tongue inside your mouth.
It's by far the worst kiss I've ever had.
- Will Estes

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother.
It's inflammatory.
- Tennessee Williams

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances,
is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
- Henry Fielding

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve
all the purposes of vice,
in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
- Joseph Butler

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.
- William F. DeVault

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue,
speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.
- Red Smith

This universe can very well be expressed in words and
syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

You can't make people believe in you if you play a
horror part with your tongue in your cheek.
- Bela Lugosi

I'm forbidden fruit.
Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want
you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out
and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor

He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
- Andrew Lang

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Horace

I drink for the effect, because it loosens up the tongue a little bit.
- Peter Steele

All parts of the human body get tired eventually -
except the tongue.
- Konrad Adenauer

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder,
ran across the street, put me in his car,
and stuck his tongue in my mouth.
- Rachel Bilson

Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,'
and thou shalt progress.
- Maimonides

Love's tongue is in his eyes.
- John Fletcher

Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
- Johann G. Hamann

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
- John Donne

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of
a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
- Knute Nelson

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the
tongue are too punctilious and sharp,
moderate them in your activity and rest.
- Xun Zi

I haven't much opinion of words.
They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue,
that's what I say.
- Ellen Glasgow

It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
- George W. Bush

I'd managed to bite a very large hole in the side of
my tongue before they could pry my teeth apart.
By all evidence, and there's no denying it,
that thing I had on the set was a fit.
- Dick York

O friend unseen, unborn, unknown, Student of our sweet English tongue,
I never indulge in poetics - Unless I am down with rheumatics.
- Quintus Ennius

An Englishman's never so natural as when he's holding his tongue.
- Henry James

He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.
- Matthew Henry

I speak English, so I am no longer cute.
My tongue itches for French.
- Anna Held

I prefer a kiss that is so much more than just a tongue in your mouth.
- Katherine Heigl

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
- Washington Irving

You can change your world by changing your words...
Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
- Joel Osteen

A tart temper never mellows with age,
and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows
keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

If it's supposed to be a really passionate snog,
you slip the tongue in.
- Jennifer Ellison

There is a silence, the child of love,
which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly
than the tongue is able to do.
- William Drummond

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
- Cesare Pavese

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes,
tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers,
but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.
- Frederick Tennyson

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts.
He also had a wicked tongue.
People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something,
he meant it.
- Sidney Sheldon

There's an element of tongue-in-cheek in every one of our songs.
Walking off into the sunset, holding hands,
and being married forever was not exactly a brand new idea.
- Peter Noone

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books,
for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides


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