Quotes by tongues
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Cato the Elder
Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet and critic 1772-1834
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Russian poet 1889-1966
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
English writer 1882-1941
I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.
American author 1942-
I can live without it all - love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear.
British writer 1820-1849
If we can only speak to slander our betters, let us hold our tongues.Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) ch. IX
Dutch philosopher 1632-1677
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.
English poet 1770-1850
Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us.
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak. But experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more easily than their words.
Miguel de Cervantes
Spanish writer 1547-1616
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
American author and minister 1937-
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
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