Whether we are filled with joy or grief, our angels are close to us, speaking to our hearts of God's love.
The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.
If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
Before speaking, consider the interpretation of your words as well as their intent.
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinkin
Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's
sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile . . . her look . . . her way
Of speaking gently . . . for a trick of thought That falls in well with
mine, and, certes, brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day-
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may be changed, or change
for thee- and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.
From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing that's ever happened to us.
No site in the forest is without significance, not a glade, not a thicket that does not provide analogies to the labyrinth of human thoughts. Who among those people with a cultivated spirit, or whose heart has been wounded, can walk in a forest without the forest speaking to him?... If one searched for the causes of that sensation, at once solemn, simple, gentle, mysterious, that seizes one, perhaps it would be found in the sublime and ingenious spectacle of all the creatures obeying their destinies, immutably docile.
There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening
Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent.
Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
There are no words, no paints to express all this, only a beautiful dumbness in the soul, life speaking to life.