tongue

The tongue of a wise man lieth behind his heart.

The tongue is a wild beast; once let loose it is hard to chain.

He that controlleth this tongue liveth without strife.

The stroke of a whip maketh a mark, but the stroke of a tongue breaketh bones.

The upright, if he suffer calumny to move him, fears the tongue of man more than the eye of God.

The intelligence of affection is carried on by the eye only; good-breeding has made the tongue falsify the heart, and act a part of continued restraint, while nature has preserved the eyes to herself, that she may not be disguised or misrepresented.

He who holds his tongue is strong.

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair.

A wound from a tongue is worse than a wound from a sword; for the latter affects only the body, the former the spirit.

When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.

When the tongue is the weapon, a man may strike where he cannot reach; and a word shall do execution both further and deeper than the mightiest blow.

The Word of God is not a sounding but a piercing Word, not pronounceable by the tongue but efficacious in the mind, not sensible to the ear but fascinating to the affection. His face is not an object possessing beauty of form but rather it is the source of all beauty and all form. It is not visible to the bodily eyes, but rejoices the eyes of the heart. And it is pleasing not because of the harmony of its color but by reason of the ardor of the love it excites.

The tongue of a fool is the key of his counsel, which, in a wise man, wisdom hath in keeping.

I see that everywhere among the race of men it is the tongue that wins and not the deed.

The tongue is sharper than the sword's edge.

The deeper the sorrow the less tongue it has.

The Tongue of a Fool carves a Piece of his Heart, to all that sit near him... The Tongue of idle persons is never still.

A still tongue makes a wise head.

A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. Love's Labour 's Lost. Act v. Sc. 2.