Quotes by tongues

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  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
  • Anna Akhmatova
    Anna Akhmatova
    Russian poet 1889-1966
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    Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    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.
  • Erica Jong
    Erica Jong
    American author 1942-
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    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.
  • Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë
    British writer 1820-1849
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    If we can only speak to slander our betters, let us hold our tongues.
    Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) ch. IX
  • Spinoza
    Spinoza
    Dutch philosopher 1632-1677
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    Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth
    English poet 1770-1850
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    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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
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    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
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    The eyes those silent tongues of love.
  • Robert Fulghum
    Robert Fulghum
    American author and minister 1937-
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    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.
  • Arthur Keith
    Arthur Keith
    Scottish anatomist and anthropologist 1866-1952
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    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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