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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I come here to speak poetry.
It will always be in the grass.
It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it.
It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
- Boris Pasternak

The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God.
- Alphonsus Liguori

I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made,
and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of
the things God tells us are important to Him.
- Jesse Helms

I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control,
but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.
- Harri Holkeri

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
- Abigail Van Buren

I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author,
and I speak like a child.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy,
of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities.
Those things speak to me very personally.
- Anthony Minghella

Nearly all Italian officers speak French.
- Hugh Dalton

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

As I traveled from one country to another,
no one knew anything about me.
So I could be anybody, I could speak as I wished,
act as I wished, dress as I wished.
- Kathleen Turner

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to
speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
- Jean de la Bruyere

The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of
the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
- Edward F. Halifax

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain,
and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
- Johann Kaspar Lavater

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
- Plato

Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm,
and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image,
so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order.
- Josiah Royce

There are certain realities we must speak of with our
children that were not present when I was a child.
- Gloria Estefan

A Dumont actor was considered to be too stilted -
the way we Dumont actors used to speak.
- Leon Askin

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of
suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature,
do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
- Fran Lebowitz

I want to speak, to sing to total strangers.
It's my way of talking to the world.
- Adrian Mitchell


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