Tongue Quotes

What heart can think, or tongue express, The harm that groweth of idleness?

John Heywood

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue

Mark Twain

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Tongue - a variety of meat, rarely served because it clearly crosses the line between a cut of beef and a piece of a dead cow.

Bob Ekstrom

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue

Hermione Gingold

She has an eye that could speak, though her tongue were silent.

Aaron Hill

What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks

Romanian Proverb

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.

Hermione Gingold

O horror! Horror! Horror! Tongue nor heart Cannot conceive nor name thee!

Shakespeare

Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace.

Marianne Williamson

A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Man is a wonderful creature; he sees through the layers of fat (eyes), hears through a bone (ears) and speaks through a lump of flesh (tongue).

Ali bin Abu-Talib

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?

Woody Allen

Religion has never, in any period, sustained itself except by the instrumentality of the tongue of fire. Only where some men, more or less imbued with this primitive power, have spoken the words of the Lord, not with " the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth," have sinners been converted, and saints prompted to a saintlier life.

William Arthur

Come, then, with what voice Thou wilt come, Thou power- clad Messenger of my Redeemer! Come with thunder on Thy tongue, or with a sweet " harp of ten strings; " come to us simple as a little child, or wise as a scribe instructed of God; but, O! let us only feel that fire in Thy message which lies not in sentences nor in tones, but in a heart itself inflamed from above, and pouring fire into our hearts.

William Arthur

Christ Himself has said: They are no longer two, but they are one flesh (Matt. 19:6). Is it strange then, if they are one flesh, that they should have one tongue and should say the same words, since they are one flesh, Head and body? Let us therefore hear them as one. But let us listen to the Head speaking as Head, and to the body speaking as the body. We do not separate the two realities, but two different dignities; for the Head saves, and the body is saved.

St. Augustine of Hippo

His Comoedies will remaine witt as long as the English tongue is understood, for that he handles mores hominum [the ways of mankind]. Now our present writers reflect so much on particular persons and coxcombeities that twenty yeares hence they will not be understood.

John Aubrey

In order to avoid her death, her particular death, with wrung neck and swollen tongue, she must marry the hangman.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

These tall and handsome ships, swaying imperceptibly on tranquil waters, these sturdy ships, with their inactive, nostalgic appearance, dont they say to us in a speechless tongue: When do we cast off for happiness?

Charles Baudelaire

Are angels my attendants? Then I should walk worthy of ray companionship. Am I so soon to go and dwell with angels? Then I should be pure. Are these feet so soon to tread the courts of heaven? Is this tongue so soon to unite with heavenly beings in praising God? Are these eyes so soon to look on the throne of eternal glory, and on the ascended Redeemer? Then these feet and eyes and lips should be pure and holy; and I should be dead to the world, and live for heaven.

Albert Barnes

Blessings are for the man who humbles himself before God, whose sources of income are honest, whose inten- tions are always honorable, whose character is noble, whose habits are sober, who gives away in the cause and in the Name of God, the wealth which is lying surplus with him, who controls his tongue from vicious and useless talk, who abstains from oppression, who faithfully follows the traditions of the Holy Prophet and who keeps himself away from innovation in religion.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

That knowledge which remains only on your tongue is very superficial. The intrinsic value of knowledge is that you act upon it.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

When squint-eyed Slander plies the unhallow'd tongue, From poison'd maw when Treason weaves his line, And Muse apostate (infamy to song!) Grovels, low muttering, at Sedition's shrine.

James Beattie

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