We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
To murder character is as truly a crime as to murder the body: the tongue of the slanderer is brother to the dagger of the assassin.
A tongue without reins, definance, unwisdom - their end is disaster. But the life of quiet gfood, the wisdom that accepts - these abaide unshaken, preserving, sustaining the houses of men.
Let your words be few and digested, it is a shame for the tongue to cry the heart mercy, much more to cast itself upon the uncertain pardon of others’ ears.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
No one loves to tell of scandal except to him who loves to hear it. Learn, then, to rebuke and check the detracting tongue by showing that you do not listen to it with pleasure.
The tongue of a man is his weapon, and speech is mightier than fighting.
Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.
A fool's heart is in his tongue; but a wise man's tongue is in his heart.
If thy words be too luxuriant, confine them, lest they confide thee; he that thinks he never can speak enough may easily speak too much. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted.
When anger swells the heart, the idly-barking tongue restrain.
For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "It might have been."
There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly that the tongue is able to so.
The tongue of a man is the rudder of a ship, but the Universal Lord is its pilot.
The tongue is, at the same, the best part of a man, and his worst; with good government, none is more useful; without it, none is more mischievous.
Give your tongue more holiday than your hands and eyes.
Slander is called the third tongue because it slays three persons, the speaker, the spoken to, and the spoken of.
What the Harte thinketh, the Tongue speaketh.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
The pen is the tongue of the mind.