quote by William Howard Taft

The real secrets of Masonry are never told, not even from mouth to ear. For the real secret of Masonry is spoken to your heart and from it to the heart of your brother. Never the language made for tongue may speak it, it is uttered only in the eye in those manifestations of that love which a man has for his friend, which passeth all other loves.

— William Howard Taft

Fascinating Spoken Language quotations

Spoken language quote Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell!

Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.

Spoken language quote I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.
I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.

The world of visual perspective is one of unified and homogeneous space.

Such a world is alien to the resonating diversity of spoken words. So language was the last art to accept the visual logic of Gutenberg technology, and the first to rebound in the electric age.

Although spoken English doesn't obey the rules of written language, a person who doesn't know the rules thoroughly is at a great disadvantage.


If English is spoken in heaven. God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.

Spoken language quote A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Of the 6,000 languages spoken on Earth right now, 3,000 aren't spoken by the children. In one generation, we're going to halve our cultural diversity.

In the silence of the Cross, the uproar of weapons ceases and the language of reconciliation, forgiveness, dialogue and peace is spoken.

Sometimes during solitude I hear truth spoken with clarity and freshness;

uncolored and untranslated it speaks from within myself in a language original but inarticulate, heard only with the soul, and I realize I brought it with me, was never taught it nor can I efficiently teach it to another.

Spoken language quote The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.
The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.

I want to find a genie in a bottle that can grant me three wishes.

I want to be able to speak, read, write, and understand any language ever written or spoken, just any language throughout the history of man. That would be one of my wishes from the genie, so I would have to put "multilingual" on the resume, should I ever find the genie.


But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It's a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Spoken language quote Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another
Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

First it must be known that only a spoken word or a conventional sign is an equivocal or univocal term; therefore a mental contentor concept is, strictly speaking, neither equivocal nor univocal.

Spoken language clearly differentiates Homo sapiens from all other creatures.

None but humankind produces a complex spoken language, a medium for communication and a medium for introspective reflection.

Although there are those who wish to ban my books because I have used language that is painful, I have chosen to use the language that was spoken during the period, for I refuse to whitewash history. The language was painful and life was painful for many African Americans, including my family. I remember the pain.

Spoken language quote Love will find its way through all languages on its own.
Love will find its way through all languages on its own.

The fact that slang is apt and forceful makes its use irresistibly tempting.

Coarse or profane slang is beside the mark, but "flivver," "taxi," the "movies," "deadly" (meaning dull), "feeling fit," "feeling blue," "grafter," a "fake," "grouch," "hunch" and "right o!" are typical of words that it would make our spoken language stilted to exclude.

The substance of the winds is too thin for human eyes, their written language is too difficult for human minds, and their spoken language mostly too faint for the ears.

While he has not, in my hearing, spoken the English language, he makes it perfectly plain that he understands it. And he uses his ears, tail, eyebrows, various rumbles and grunts, the slant of his great cold nose or a succession of heartrending sighs to get his meaning across.

Spoken language quote Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

The chimpanzees taught me a lot about nonverbal communication.

The big difference between them and us is that they don't have spoken language. Everything else is almost the same: Kissing, embracing, swaggering, shaking the fist.

In some countries, of course, Spanish is the language spoken in public.

But for many American children whose families speak Spanish at home, it becomes a private language. They use it to keep the English-speaking world at bay.


Gracias, danke, merci - whatever language is spoken, "thank you" frequently expressed will cheer your spirit, broaden your friendships, and lift your lives to a higher pathway as you journey toward perfection. There is a simplicity - even a sincerity - when "thank you" is spoken.

Spoken language quote The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your
The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.
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Just remember, the language of gesture is more effective than the spoken word.

Body language is very powerful. Bring the balance within you and project that balance.

What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language.

Psycho-babble is that language spoken by sailors who have become so interested in navigating their way around their boat that they have forgotten to read the stars and sea. They may be able to get from the galley to the head but will be lost in their journey from point to port.

Spoken language quote In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, y
In your silence, when there are no words, no language, nobody else is present, you are getting in tune with existence.

There is nothing terribly difficult in the Bible - at least in a technical way.

The Bible is written in street language, common language. Most of it was oral and spoken to illiterate people. They were the first ones to receive it. So when we make everything academic, we lose something.


Have you ever noticed how some rooms exude a certain energy, warmth, and a harmony of spirit? If you have, then you have experienced the language of the home. A language softly spoken, and univerally understood.

Spoken language is merely a series of squeaks.

Spoken language quote We all smile in the same language.
We all smile in the same language.
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Believe in miracles but don't depend on them.

When you hear kind word spoken about a friend, tell him so. Spoil your spouse, not your children. Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. To help your children turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.

Music is the language spoken by angels.

It is no exaggeration to say that the English Bible is, next to Shakespeare, the greatest work in English literature, and that it will have much more influence than even Shakespeare upon the written and spoken language of the English race.

Spoken language quote There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.
There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all.
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Language was invented to ask questions.

Answers may be given by grunts and gestures, but questions must be spoken. Humanness came of age when man asked the first question. Social stagnation results not from a lack of answers but from the absence of the impulse to ask questions.

I think we're still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate.

I certainly like that the Spanish language is spoken around me.

Better than chanting a thousand words in a dead language is one soothing word spoken in the vernacular.

The language of [Catholic] mysticism - its repeated attempts to lay consciousness itself bare and speak all the intensely opposing yet interconnected parts of it that cannot be spoken.

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