Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.
Painting was called silent poetry and poetry speaking painting.
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I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy.
Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
When I look at the Gospel, I see how it is speaking to me at this time.
I see how to be to others and it helps.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking, out of oppression. Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
Thinking and speaking are two things that should always be done in that exact order.
He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.
Man does not speak because he thinks;
he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything.
There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking - and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.
I am curious, I love making discoveries, travelling, speaking with people, go shopping.
Neither of my parents would ever stand in the way of any of their children speaking their minds.
Wise souls speak loudly in silence
Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited advice or tries to help a man, she has no idea of how critical and unloving she may sound to him.
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.
Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
Life is always speaking to us at every moment.
When somewhat at a distance, I cannot hear the high tones of instruments, voices. In speaking, it is not surprising that there are people who have never noticed it, for as a rule I am absent-minded, and they account for it in that way.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue;
and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him.
We talk about heaven being so far away.
It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of good style in speaking and writing.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions;
the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known.
If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.
Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.
Generally speaking, life is so rich and full of variety;
you have to remember all the time that there is a comical side to everything.
Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.
Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.
When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there.
If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.
Until the building of Solomon's temple the unity of worship according to it had, properly speaking, never had any existence; and, moreover, it is easy to read between the lines that even after that date it was more a pious wish than a practical demand.
I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. Speaking Of Winston Churchill
Every child has great ambitions. As he grows, he is bombarded by negative suggestions -- you can't do this; you can't do that; be careful; look for security, and so on. Year by year, he experiences the realities of life, and his ambitions fade away. Figuratively speaking, most children die by the time they reach their adulthood.
To write is to make oneself the echo of what cannot cease speaking -- and since it cannot, in order to become its echo I have, in a way, to silence it. I bring to this incessant speech the decisiveness, the authority of my own silence.
No one has it who isn't capable of genuinely liking others, at least at the actual moment of meeting and speaking. Charm is always genuine; it may be superficial but it isn't false.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food.
Let us not look east and west for materials of conversation, but rest in presence and unity. A just feeling will fast enough supply fuel for discourse, if speaking be more grateful than silence. When people come to see us, we foolishly prattle, lest we be inhospitable. But things said for conversation are chalk eggs. Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary. A lady of my acquaintance said, I don't care so much for what they say as I do for what makes them say it.
I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred --that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.