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Quotes about Tongue

Let these Tongue quotes help you to let go of your troubles and move on to a joyful and inspiring life.

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

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

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

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


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If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends -
you're safe in doing it.
But if you take the slightest pleasure in it,
that's the time to hold your tongue.
- Alice Duer Miller

The natural habitat of the tongue is the left cheek.
- Red Smith

This universe can very well be expressed in words and
syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Now I see that going out into the testing ground of
men it is the tongue and not the deed that wins the day.
- Sophocles

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish
the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were
plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.
- William Tyndale

'Twas but my tongue, 'twas not my soul that swore.
- Euripides

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

There's an element of tongue-in-cheek in every one of our songs.
Walking off into the sunset, holding hands,
and being married forever was not exactly a brand new idea.
- Peter Noone

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue,
at our peril, risk and hazard.
- Voltaire

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
- Mao Tse-Tung

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not necessarily, a lot of my songs are firmly tongue in cheek.
- David Coverdale

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

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue,
speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.
- Davy Crockett

I will speak with a straight tongue.
- Chief Joseph

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve
all the purposes of vice,
in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
- Joseph Butler

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.
- William F. DeVault

You can't make people believe in you if you play a
horror part with your tongue in your cheek.
- Bela Lugosi

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
- Virginia Woolf

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but
she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Age makes all things greater after their death;
a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.
- Sextus Propertius

Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.
- Peace Pilgrim

Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know,'
and thou shalt progress.
- Maimonides

Vicksburg lies on top of a bluff on the east side of
a large tongue of land jutting out into the Mississippi.
- Knute Nelson

I haven't much opinion of words.
They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue,
that's what I say.
- Ellen Glasgow

I'd managed to bite a very large hole in the side of
my tongue before they could pry my teeth apart.
By all evidence, and there's no denying it,
that thing I had on the set was a fit.
- Dick York

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

Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
- Johann G. Hamann

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books,
for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Horace

The thing that made Groucho special was the way he used his body parts.
He also had a wicked tongue.
People didn't realize it, but when Groucho said something,
he meant it.
- Sidney Sheldon

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument,
endeavors to silence by persecution,
in old days by fire and sword,
in modern days by the tongue.
- Charles Simmons

A tart temper never mellows with age,
and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows
keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

If it's supposed to be a really passionate snog,
you slip the tongue in.
- Jennifer Ellison

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
- Cesare Pavese

O friend unseen, unborn, unknown, Student of our sweet English tongue,
I never indulge in poetics - Unless I am down with rheumatics.
- Quintus Ennius

This is courtship all the world over -
the man all tongue; the woman all ears.
- Emily Murphy

You know how most dogs lick you on the cheek? If you're
sleeping and not ready for it,
my dog, Joe, will get his tongue inside your mouth.
It's by far the worst kiss I've ever had.
- Will Estes

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
- Washington Irving

Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue,
in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
- Charles Caleb Colton

If the quickness of the mind and the fluency of the
tongue are too punctilious and sharp,
moderate them in your activity and rest.
- Xun Zi

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking
if your own tongue must praise you.
- Matthew Hale

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is
the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers,
If I belittle dogs and mothers.
- Ogden Nash

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
- Diogenes

Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue.
- Francis Quarles

I am convinced that the best service a retired general
can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his
suit and to mothball his opinions.
- Omar N. Bradley

He rolls it under his tongue as a sweet morsel.
- Matthew Henry

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political
knot that would not yield to the tongue.
- Ambrose Bierce

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like
her daughter to resemble her in.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I speak English, so I am no longer cute.
My tongue itches for French.
- Anna Held

It's going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue.
- George W. Bush

Ambition drove many men to become false;
to have one thought locked in the breast,
another ready on the tongue.
- Sallust

The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue;
A string which hath no discord.
- Barry Cornwall

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
- Adam Clarke

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words.
I don't know what she's going on about half the time!
- Emma Watson

I've never felt that using something with tongue in
cheek has been a bad thing.
- John Schlesinger

AUM, the most primordial human sound -
and the sound most connected to Spirit,
is pronounced in these three parts:
A (as in mama) - a throat sound
that vibrates in the abdomen - signifies waking.
U (as in who) - a tongue sound
that vibrates in the chest - signifies dreaming.
M (as in mama) - a lip sound
that vibrates in the head - signifies sleeping.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All parts of the human body get tired eventually -
except the tongue.
- Konrad Adenauer

I'm forbidden fruit.
Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want
you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out
and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons


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