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  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    American professor 1914-
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    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.
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson
    English playwright and poet 1572-1637
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    Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
  • Bernadette Peters
    Bernadette Peters
    American actress, singer, and author 1948-
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    Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    Calvin: Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Hobbes: Probably so we can think twice.
  • Philo
    Philo
    Hellenistic Jewish philosopher 20BC-50AD
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    Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
  • Mae West
    Mae West
    American actress 1892-1980
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    I speak two languages, Body and English.
  • David Gemmell
    David Gemmell
    British author of heroic fantasy 1948-2006
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    I would have offered you a forest of truth, but you wish to speak of a single leaf.
    Source: Lord of the Silver Bow (2005)
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    It takes two to speak the truth, one to speak, and another to hear.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Listen to many, speak to a few.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
  • Stephen King
    Stephen King
    American author of horror and supernatural fiction 1947-
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    Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
    Source: The Gunslinger (1982) 145
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