Thursday, 14 November 2013


A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. - Washington Irving

A slip of the foot may be soon recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never. - Thomas Fuller

Foolishness always results when the tongue outraces the brain.  - Unknown

Four horses cannot overtake the tongue. - Chinese Proverb

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. - Xenocrates

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person. - George Bancroft

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. - Publilius Syrus

No sword bites so fiercely as an evil tongue. - Philip Sidney

People who speak of the good they do usually have bigger tongues than hearts. - Unknown

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. - William Drummond

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. - Josh Billings

The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh, but the stroke of the tongue breaketh bones.

The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. - James 3:5

The tongue is a sword or a magic wand; it can cut and kill, or love and heal. - Unknown

The tongue like a sharp knife … kills without drawing blood. - The Buddha

The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it. - Unknown

There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart. - Thomas Fuller

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them. - Cato The Elder

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