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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

I can't speak for the other authors,
but what I hoped to achieve was to illuminate certain
corners of the Lucas universe that hadn't yet been explored.
- Walter Jon Williams

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others.
I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics;
I speak of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger,
to give the best advice to kings.
- Robert Herrick

If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least,
today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world.
He not only elevates science but he influences it as well.
- Melvin Calvin

Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued
to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak,
in criticism, of form.
- Allen Tate

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.
- Davy Crockett

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast,
that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere:
They only live who dare.
- Voltaire

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

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

About the Saint's amorous adventures,
by the way, I can't speak so brazenly.
- Leslie Charteris

Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't
speak very much for the larger culture.
- Michael Lewis

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

The words of the songs speak for themselves.
- Cat Stevens

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors...
it's an extraordinarily subtle language.
Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
- Conrad Hall

I'm very grateful for the platform that I've had in
my life to speak out about the things I care about.
- Anne Heche

Women speak because they wish to speak,
whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

The problems of language here are really serious.
We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms.
But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language.
- Werner Heisenberg

If anyone at my funeral has a long face,
I'll never speak to him again.
- Stan Laurel

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
- George Herbert

We need a reason to speak but none to keep silent.
- Pierre Nicole

Every one speaks well of his own heart,
but no one dares speak well of his own mind.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You take a plug and put it in a socket,
and that's what the theatre is-it lights up right away.
You speak, and they respond immediately.
- Chita Rivera

Dissents speak to a future age.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Of all of our inventions for mass communication,
pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
- Walt Disney

All Juleps are made for present use,
and therefore it is in vain to speak of their duration.
- Nicholas Culpeper

When you know something in your heart,
you better not be quiet about it.
You better speak out about it.
- Zach Wamp

It can not be done; it shall not be done!
I speak for the great masses of the Mississippi Valley,
and those west of it, when I say you shall not do it!
- Richard Parks Bland


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