A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
It is not worthy of a speaker of truth to curse people.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Love doesn't need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Say as you think and speak it from your souls.
Speak low, if you speak love.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Speaking generally, punishment hardens and numbs, it produces concentration, it sharpens the consciousness of alienation, it strengthens the power of resistance.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.