Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak–and speak in such a way that people will remember it.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in.
Speak victory not defeat.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Silence is better than bullshit.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
They speak of my drinking but never think of my thirst
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.
Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Speak of the Devil and he appears.
When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
The smarter you get, the less you speak.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Speak little and to the purpose.
Do not speak of evil for it creates curiosityin the hearts of the young.
Speak with honesty, think with sincerity, act with integrity.
We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
Silence is never more golden than when you hold it long enough to get all the facts before you speak.
But this is slavery, not to speak ones thought.
The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
Think twice before you speak, then say it to yourself first.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.