A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.
There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.
So when in this day I see the leaders of nations again talking peace while preparing for war, I take fearful pause.
All thinking is not prayer. But thinking can be prayer, just as walking and talking and washing the floor can be prayer.
Prayer begins by talking to God, but it ends by listening to Him.
The great characteristic of our age is not its love of religion, but its love of talking about religion.
The future is a concept - it doesn't exist! There is no such thing as tomorrow! There never will be because time is always now. That's one of the things we discover when we stop talking to ourselves and stop thinking. We find there is only present, only an eternal now.
I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.
Content yourself with doing, leave the talking to others.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
Always look at those whom you are talking to, never at those you are talking of.
When in the company of sensible men, we ought to be doubly cautious of talking too much, lest we lose two good things - their good opinion and our own improvement; for what we have to say we know, but what to say we know not.
The reason why lovers are never weary of one another is this - they are always talking of themselves.
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
Whatever may be the means or whatever the more immediate end of any kind of art, all of it that is good agrees in this, that it is the expression of one soul talking to another, and is precious according to the greatness of the soul that utters it.
All that is good in art is the expression of one soul talking to another, and is precious according to the greatness of the soul that utters it.
There's no music in "rest," but there's the making of music in it. And people are always missing that part of the life melody, always talking of perseverance and courage and fortitude; but patience is the finest and worthiest part of fortitude, and the rarest, too.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
In private conversation between intimate friends, the wisest men very often talk like the weakest; for indeed the talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud.
I learned that the real creator was my inner Self... That desire to do something is God inside talking through us.