Tongue Quotes

No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney

As to the power which money gives, it is that of brute force, it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet, and of the bribed press, tongue and pen.

William Cobbett

But then to wake and find it flown, The dream of happiness destroyed, To find myself unloved, alone, What tongue can speak the dreary void? A heart whence warm affections flow, Creator, thou hast given to me, And am I only thus to know How sweet the joys of love would be?

Anne Bront

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.


Each strand of her hair Is really insect eyes And each hole in her tongue Is always occupied By the milk of the sun

Devendra Banhart

Bittersweet? No, just bitter, the taste of your tongue. Words you can’t have back, so they linger.

Coco J. Ginger

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.


On the day of Pentecost Christianity faced the world, a new religion, without a history, without a priesthood, without a college, without a people, and without a patron. She had only her two sacraments and her tongue of fire. The latter was her sole instrument of aggression.

William Arthur

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart..

Hal Borland

The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.


When we risk no contradiction, it prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.

John Gay

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.


You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.

John Ford

A cutting word is worse than a bowstring; a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not

African Proverb

The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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