Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint.— Banksy
Powerful Speak Softly quotations
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see the world through rose-colored glasses.
the voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls
People talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations.
If a man has enough power, he can speak softly and everyone will listen
Teddy Roosevelt... once said, 'Speak softly and carry a big stick.' Jimmy Carter wants to speak loudly and carry a fly swatter.
Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.
We seldom get into trouble when we speak softly.
It is only when we raise our voices that the sparks fly and tiny molehills become great mountains of contention.
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
Speak softly. It is far better to rule by love than fear.Speak softly. Let no harsh words mar the good we may do here.
It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.
A husband should always try to treat his wife with the greatest courtesy and respect, holding her in the highest esteem. He should speak to her in a kind and a soft manner, showing his love by word and deed. As she feels this love and tenderness she will mirror it and return it tenfold.
I am troubled, immeasurably by your eyes.
I am struck by the feather of your soft reply. The sound of glass speaks quick, disdain and conceals what your eyes fight to explain.
Beware what you speak,' said the Merlin very softly, 'for indeed the words we speak make shadows of what is to come, and by speaking them we bring them to pass, my king.
But I welcome the darkness where the two eyes of that soft panther glow.
The darkness is my cultural broth. The enchanted darkness. I go on speaking to you, risking disconnection: I’m subterraneously unattainable because of what I know.
There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick;
you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.
...Someone speaks in soft tones to me and says I am psychotic, but it's going to be all right. I put on my hat, unperturbed, and ask for some crayons.
We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily.
We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.
In my Lifetime, I hope to develop, Arms that are strong, Hands that are gentle, Ears that will listen, Eyes that are kind, A tongue that will speak softly, A mind full of wisdom, A heart that understands.
Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day.
Tread softly as you draw near to the bedside of a dying man, for the space around him is holy ground. Speak in hushed tones, with awe and reverence, as you would in a cathedral. Let not the mind engage in trivial thoughts. The awesome majesty of Death can only be met in silence.
In the Jewish tradition of the Bible it says, "Speak to her softly, so that she will want to engage in sexual activity." In today's world, there's a little bit of a danger in that people don't really talk to each other. You see couples walking in the street, each one of them texting someone else. That worries me.
I was pretending that I did not speak their language;
on the moon we spoke a soft, liquid tongue, and sang in the starlight, looking down on the dead dried world.
[Introverts,] the world needs you and it needs the things you carry.
So I wish you the best of all possible journeys and the courage to speak softly.
It's very useful to have a good grasp of all the big ideas in hard and soft science. A, it gives perspective. B, it gives a way for you to organize and file away experience in your head, so to speak.
I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing... I like to think before I speak (softly).
I have always been fond of the West African proverb: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Although we often hear that data speak for themselves, their voices can be soft and sly
If a man continually blusters, if he lacks civility, a big stick will not save him from trouble, and neither will speaking softly avail, if back of the softness there does not lie strength, power.
I go forth to seek To seek and claim the lovely magic garden Where grasses softly sigh and Muses speak.
With regard to manner, be careful to speak in a soft, tender, kind and loving way. Even when you have occasion to rebuke, be careful to do it with manifest kindness. The effect will be incalculably better.
The face of the night will be an old wound that reopens each evening, impassive and living. The distant silence will ache like a soul, mute, in the dark. We'll speak to the night as it's whispering softly.
Full knee-deep lies the winter snow, And the winter winds are wearily sighing: Toll ye the church bell sad and slow, And tread softly and speak low, For the old year lies a-dying. Old year you must not die; You came to us so readily, You lived with us so steadily, Old year you shall not die.