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In the dime stores and bus stations people talk of situations, read books, repeat quotations, draw conclusions on the wall.

There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.

Friedrich Nietzsche

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act on upon them?

The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.

Kahlil Gibran

If I loved you less I might be able to talk about it more.

When I hear a man preach I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

I've never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.

The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.

Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

Don't tell fish stories where the people know you, but particularly don't tell them where they know the fish.

Mark Twain

When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

Abraham Lincoln

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.

Mark Twain

Sex is better than talk...Talk is what you suffer through so you can get to sex.

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.


Give thy thoughts no tongue.

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.

Speak low if you speak love.

It is not sufficient to know what one ought to say, but one must also know how to say it.

He that speaks much is much mistaken.

Benjamin Franklin

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.

Watering the flowers and the trees, whispering to them, talking to them. Then they will grow to be more bright and luxuriant.

Things that are done it is needless to speak about, things that are past it is needless to blame.

If one could only teach the English how to talk and the Irish how to listen society here would be quite civilized.

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance and affection to be art.

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

Listen to many, speak to a few.

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.

Mark Twain

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind, yet strange I am ungrateful to those teachers.

The evils of the body are murder, theft and adultery, of the tongue lying, slander, abuse and idle talk, of the mind covetousness, hatred and error.

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.

Liars, when they speak the truth, are not believed.


I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand, I teach in order to learn.

Robert Frost

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

Say what you have to say, and the first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending - sit down.

Winston Churchill

To write well express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.


The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood.


We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly all at once, before a word has been spoken.

I'm a Muslim but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.

I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.

Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.

You speak an infinite deal of nothing.

Speak me fair in death.

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs as in the young.

It is very vulgar to talk about one's business. Only people like stockbrokers do that, and then merely at dinner parties.

There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun.

Jerry Seinfeld

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things, but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

Mark Twain

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.


The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

Abraham Lincoln

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

We do not need to proselytise, either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.

Mahatma Gandhi

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself, the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle, or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?

Thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.


Sometimes I think it's possible to mistake desire for clarity, and talking in a no-nonsense way for aggression.

Secular humanists can sit around and talk about their love of humanity, but it doesn't stack up against a two-millennium-old funeral high mass.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Little do men perceive what solitude is and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal where there is no love.

I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation we must not merely talk, we must act big.

Theodore Roosevelt

I want to teach. I want to speak. I want to travel.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well, and yet words are not deeds.

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.

People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives, but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.

Paulo Coelho

The superior man is slow in his words and earnest in his conduct.

No I will be the pattern of all patience, I will say nothing.

If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.

In true education anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.

Michel de Montaigne

'The time has come ' the walrus said 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'

As a man sow, shall he reap. And I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.

I said 'Don't worry about it - I know our culture.'

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.