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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes if you have very confident people,
you have to tell them please, be polite,
there are other players are good enough as you and
you should never speak out of an orchestra.
- Kurt Masur

Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium
between being and not-being.
- Georg Simmel

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

I speak Spanish to my children and they speak it better than me.
- Geraldo Rivera

Management must speak with one voice.
When it doesn't management itself becomes a peripheral
opponent to the team's mission.
- Pat Riley

It's great when you have people who will speak passionately
and honestly about what they are doing.
- Samantha Bee

Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language,
and both are all about emotions.
- Phil Knight

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear
of retribution or damage to their careers.
- Ron Silver

I don't know who will lead us through the '90s,
but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum
at the heart of American society,
this tumor of the soul.
- Lee Atwater

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

I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry.
At that point, life itself takes over again.
- Wislawa Szymborska

Taking them out of the picture, so to speak,
what football really is, the savagery,
the core root of football, it doesn't change.
It really puts the real in football.
- Lawrence Taylor

Speak up!
We live in a democracy.
We all need to make sure our voices are heard and our opinions are known.
- Bill Lipinski

I still speak Czech with my parents because I was born there.
- Martina Hingis

And yet, those who speak loudly and call anyone who
disagrees with them a wimp often do a disservice to
the cause they are promoting.
- Marvin Olasky

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out -
because I was not a socialist.
- Martin Niemoller

We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily.
We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.
- William O. Douglas

Today it is becoming harder to speak out,
with the inception of the Patriot Act,
the president has legislated free speech to be a crime.
- Frank Serpico

I've lived for 10 years in Switzerland,
so I speak German.
- Martina Hingis

I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive
policies by the Sandinista government.
- Bianca Jagger

People who do not speak our language very well do complain
of feeling rebuffed by French people,
who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.
- Bernard Pivot


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