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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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are a woman: you must never speak what you think;
your words must contradict your thoughts,
but your actions may contradict your words.
- William Congreve

Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women
of no note do great deeds,
speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
- Charles Reade

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity
to be silent that they have to speak.
- Baruch Spinoza

I said to the almond tree, "Friend, speak to me of God,"
and the almond tree blossomed.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

The German language speaks Being, while all the others merely speak of Being.
- Martin Heidegger

What I was proud of was that I used very few parts
to build a computer that could actually speak words
on a screen and type words on a keyboard and run a
programming language that could play games.
And I did all this myself.
- Steve Wozniak

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

It's difficult to speak with beautiful people.
No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise,
you still want them to like you.
- Doug Coupland

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

Science and technology multiply around us.
To an increasing extent they dictate the languages
in which we speak and think.
Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
- J. G. Ballard

The readings of Soviet society are as many as the experts you speak to.
In my view, it's a society that is overdue for measures
of democratization and organization.
- E. P. Thompson

French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic.
- Bernard Pivot

Therefore one should speak at the same time of national
citizenship and wider European citizenship.
- Jacques Delors

We are all members of a single humanity,
inside our hearts we all speak the same language,
we all love our children and our parents,
we all live in the same world.
- Marc Forne Molne

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

The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us,
cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we
speak about is geographic distances.
- Ella Maillart

When one sings, one does not speak about the problems of the every day.
One speaks about the things which inspire us,
which helped us.
- Yannick Noah

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character
who let their abilities speak for themselves.
- Eric Heiden

I think the main thing was that the character couldn't
speak in regular language,
so he had to be mimed.
- Peter Mayhew

We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones.
We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to
define him by the qualities of men.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital,
so I really can't speak for those guys.
- R. Lee Ermey


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