Quotation Explorer - 'Tongue'

Is it not enough to dip your tongue into my soul and write poetry? - Evelyn Lielou Colon
If it's painful for you to criticize your friends, you're safe in doing it; if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. - Alice Duer Miller
That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man,If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. - William Shakespeare
LOQUACITY, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk. - Ambrose Bierce
Rough palms cradled my face while my fingers gripped the pillow on either side of his. Lips, teeth, tongue, mingled together. I ate him up and didn’t let go until I had to come up for air. - Priya Ardis
Technology has given the dumb a tongue - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
father taught me that the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? If it’s not one of those three, it’s best not to say it - Honor Raconteur Deepwoods
Evil does not exist; once you have crossed the threshold, all is good. Once in another world, you must hold your tongue. - Franz Kafka
Take Care Of Your Tongue Like The Way You Take Care Of Gold & Silver. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
The tongue is like a lion, if you let it loose, it will wound someone. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib R.A
The difference between man and animals is that we don't use our tongue to clean our genitals.
While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head. - William Shakespeare
She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped. - Jane Austen
Your tongue may speak lies, but your eyes know the truth. - Amber Jacobs
A second on the tongue is a lifetime in the heart. What you say can be forgiven, but never forgotten. - Stacey Strobel
Twist a tongue, and tongue a twist how many twists can a tongue twister twist around their twisting tongue. If a tongue twister's tongue could twist, how many twists would the tongue twister's tongue twist while their tongue was a twisting. - Jazz Feylynn
Tears are the noble language of eyes, and when true love of words is destitute. The eye by tears speak, while the tongue is mute. - Robert Herrick
Wearing a condom is like eating an icecream cone with a sock on your tongue. - Mark Gungor
The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.
Her taste still teased my tongue, and her touch tipped my fingers. Her smile licked my lips, and her heart beat my own. So I tugged on her sheets, like it was a cape. To me, she was a God damned super hero, and underneath, was everything I need. Her super powers on top of me. - J. Raymond
Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. - Stephen King
The power of life and death lies in the use of the tongue. Be careful of your words. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
The tongue never rests. It speaks even when we sleep. It speaks through the mind even when the mouth keeps shut - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
In the German tongue, in the Polish townScraped flat by the rollerOf wars, wars, wars ... - Sylvia Plath
I shook Alan’s hand and the feeling just grew stronger. It was a bit frustrating. Like when you’re looking for what to say and it’s on the tip of your tongue, but no matter how hard you try, it just keeps eluding you. - Pamela Alvarado
Straight men need to be emasculated. I'm sorry. They all need to be slapped around. Women have been kept down for too long. Every straight guy should have a man's tongue in his mouth at least once. - Madonna
Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others. - Arnold Bennett
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
Better the foot slip than the tongue. - French Proverb
...but what courage can withstand the ever-enduring and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue? - Washington Irving
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood. - Buddha
He’s an indulgent sort of man……With a quick lip and a fierce tongue, the sort of tongue that draws you in with charm and words of praise, awkward silences and desperate worships. - Coco J. Ginger
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. - Cato the Elder
Soul receives from soul that knowledge, therefore not by book nor from tongue. If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is illumination of heart. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Twist a tongue, and tongue a twist how many twists can a tongue twister twist around the twisting tongue. - Jazz Feylynn
Nothing complements a fast mind better than a slow tongue. And nothing aggravates a slow mind better than a fast tongue. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Will people not be thrown face down into Hell only on account of the harvest of their tongue? - Anonymous
At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue. - George Packer
She was wise enough to hold her tongue. As this is the only instance known of a Woman's ever having done so, it was judged worthy to be recorded here. - Matthew Lewis
Have you ever paused to be Grateful? For eyes to see, nose to smell, ears to hear, tongue to taste, hands to feel, head to think and heart to love? - RVM
This is Nimrod, because of whose vile plan the world no longer speaks a single tongue. - Dante Alighieri
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? - Woody Allen
See what a ready tongue suspicion hath! - William Shakespeare
The tongue and pen are great outlets for wrath and resentment. (1849) - Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether. And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun. - Kahlil Gibran
The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. - Leonardo da Vinci
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been!"
A sweet soul will take you further than a sweet tongue. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Your lips, beloved, are like a honeycomb: honey and milk are under the tongue. And the smell of your clothes is like the smell of my home. - John Berger
When I was younger, my mom loved to garden. But the flowers would never grow. She just kept trying.''I don't understand.''Because you can't.''What does this have to do with anything?'I don't fiddle with my fingers and there's no apology on the tip of my tongue when I say, 'I am my mother's son. - Ellie Lieberman
To creative people, the compendium of the white man's dialect are unfashionable, because their creations are more than what the tongue could say. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Affliction caused by the tongue is worse than that caused by the strike of the blade of a sword. - Anonymous
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. - Benjamin Franklin
The Blessing #1:May your eyes be profitable,may your ears be dutiful,may your tongue be insightful,may your hands be successful.May your mind be fruitful,may your heart be blissful,may your soul be joyful,may your life be peaceful. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A slip of the foot is better than a slip of the tongue. - Matshona Dhliwayo
When the distraction of the tongue is removed, the heart listens. - Theodore Dreiser
It is childish to eat primarily or only to please your tongue. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Stay with me to-night; you must see me die. I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay? - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. - Washington Irving
Patience strengthens the spirit, sweetens the temper, stifles anger, extinguishes envy, subdues pride, bridles the tongue. - George Horne
Discussions of death and such matters do more to unlock the human tongue than any other subject. - Agatha Christie
the voice taunted, and threatened: "you are afraid, unhappy, dissatisfied, what if…."but I knew, this was not His language for motivating my heart,so I waited quietly to hear my Father's native tongue, "I love, I am satisfied, I trust, this is the way..." - and I moved. - Kate Mullane Robertson
My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming; I love not less, though less the show appear: That love is merchandised whose rich esteeming The owner's tongue doth publish every where. - William Shakespeare
Facing a language you don't know is like returning to your infancy when your mother tongue used to be a foreign language to you - Munia Khan
The tongue hardly quarrels with the teeth even though they both live together. Let us as humans learn to live together because there is enough space for everyone to survive in life - Emmanuel Moore Abolo
Many a man's tongue broke his nose.
Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire. Jest not with a rude man, lest thine ancestors be disgraced - Sirach
A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it. - William Shakespeare
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. - Publilius Syrus
Words cannot only be made... But made to have a meaning, free the tongue and continue your speech. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. - Virginia Woolf
Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator. - Cicero
A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue, and a wise man's tongue is under the control of his mind. - -Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib AS
They may take you for a fool, promise to shower you with the world, use their canny devastating tongue to manipulate and dominate your mind, but its better to put them bulshit people at arms length rather than falling into the arms of infidelity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
...causing her eyes to bulge and her tongue to flick from behind her luscious lips, scaring away insects." Amok 2015 - Fred Barnett
If, of all words of tongue and pen,The saddest are, 'It might have been,'More sad are these we daily see:'It is, but hadn't ought to be. - Bret Harte
May it please your Majesty I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me whose servant I am here. - William Lenthall
My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged. - Euripides
Love's best habit is a soothing tongue. - William Shakespeare
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. - Nelson Mandela
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. - Isaiah 54 17 KJV
Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue. - Saint Francis de Sales
Tongue - a variety of meat, rarely served because it clearly crosses the line between a cut of beef and a piece of dead cow.
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. - Bible
Sleep on it until your thoughts are rational and your tongue is capable of speaking only kindness and truth. - Toni Sorenson
Religion is for the intimacy of your heart, not for your tongue and hands to hurt others. - Gabbo De La Parra
The same tongue that tastes a cube of sugar when it is placed in a small cup of water and appreciates it is the same tongue that tells the same cube of sugar how tasteless it is when it is placed in a large volume of water. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. - Charles Caleb Colton
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. - Sallust
Bow your head down and SEE, Your Ego will vanish.Shed your EYES a little, Your heart will MELT. Resten your Teeth and SEE, Your health will improve. Stop your Tongue and SEE, Conflicts will be passed away.Shorten your desires and SEE, There will be a world of Happiness. - Sandy Raman
I act as the tongue of you,... tied in your mouth . . . . in mine it begins to be loosened. - Walt Whitman
let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. - Victoria Bando
To still your mind , first still your tongue. - Mebs Alibhai
The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body; use yours to lift someone up today. - Terri Ann Armstrong
As needle become forbidden for tongue, so lies is forbidden in relationship. - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
If thy words be too luxuriant, confine them, lest they confine thee. He that thinks he can never speak enough, may easily speak too much. A full tongue and an empty brain are seldom parted. - Francis Quarles
What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie?I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky.The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;Rush in and die, dogs—I was a man before I was a king. - Robert E. Howard
He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.
Don't be a pepper on the eyes of people; Rather be the salt on their tongue and make a difference that influences their sense of belonging to the earth. - Israelmore Ayivor
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
No, 'tis slander, Whose edge is sharper than the sword, whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile, whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world. - William Shakespeare
I know you don't think that any tongue I speak is mine; it must be rented. I am always denial, or pretense. A child born mid-flight has no nation. I can pull on either culture, but they always melt like a dream, trickle away, water on the oiled pelt of foreign. - Jasmine Ann Cooray
A tongue is about the size of a bullet, but much more fierce and powerful. - Anthony Liccione
AUCTIONEER, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue. - Ambrose Bierce
BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue. - Ambrose Bierce
No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue. - Sir Philip Sidney
My tongue will tell the anger of mine heart, Or else my heart, concealing it, will break. - William Shakespeare
If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love. - William Shakespeare
A fool mistakes meekness for weakness and a quiet tongue for an idle mind. - R.A. Mathis
be careful with words you utter you might not swallow your own words, but you might bite your tongue as well.. - Jinnul Jr.
Your tongue, His name. - Steven Chopade
The most difficult dilemma for a person is perhaps when his heart testifies to an inevitable reality yet his tongue will not proclaim it, when his mind screams in acceptance of truth but he cant bring himself to state it. - Umera Ahmed- Peer-e-Kamil
Trying something new is like daring to speak a foreign language, you bite your tongue at first, memorize and thereafter sing it as if you were pretending to be unacquainted. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It's okay to be proud of your good English. But don't be proud of being poor at your Mother tongue. Only the scum of the earth do that. - Manasa Rao Saarloos
You can’t hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I’m in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do. - Michelle Hodkin
There is nothing like the razor sharp tongue of a good friend to cut through the lies we tell ourselves. - Laura Moncur
can't hold my tongue. - Jaiendra Puri
Perhaps that's why they had been so happy to learn a new tongue in the first place : the self consciousness of it, the effort of it, the grammar of it, pulled you up; a new language provided distance and kept the heart intact. - Kiran Desai
2. He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.
If every marriage is measured by the tongue of a wife, their will be no husband left in every marriage. - Chinonso G. Nnabuike Sr.
Man's chiefest treasure is a sparing tongue. - Hesiod
No surgeon can treat the wounds of the tongue. - Idries Shah
My Prayer? Oh' Lord give me the mind of a warrior that has been taught to fear your name, The soul of a prophet with the tongue and courage to speak truth though I be surrounded by those that despise it and the heart of a boy that believes he can slay a giant - Tonny K. Brown
LECTURER, n. One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience. - Ambrose Bierce
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
A heavy heart bears not a nimble tongue. - William Shakespeare
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer. - Psalms 45 1
Ignore the misery. Custom invites you to ignore the misery."SHOW YOUR TONGUE - Günter Grass
Distance starts in hearts,confirms in mind & actions from tongue.... - Adil Adam Memon
Even a Menno sheltered from the world knows not to stick her tongue into the mouth of a boy who owns an Air Supply record. You might stick your tongue into the mouth of a boy who owned some Emerson, Lake and Palmer, but you would not date him on a regular basis, or openly. - Miriam Toews
Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue. - Jean Baptiste Rousseau
A helping hand is better than a critical tongue. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The tongue of man is a twisty thing. - Homer
Logan was her entire world and she was his. She could taste the raw honey and bits of bees still on his tongue. She enjoyed the sweet flavor and kept her promise of kissing him even though he was a bug-eating bear. - Jess Hayek
Alone.Yes,that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. - Stephen King
Tongue and hand tied, I was equally cut off and trapped in my own silent dark tomb. - Jazz Feylynn
A deceitful tongue will always be good at twisting the truth. - Dennis Adonis
Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting. - Ptahhotep
The road that connects our thoughts to the ears of others is our tongue. What travel on this road is our word. Our action is the energy which transmits our emotions to the eyes of others and causes a great change in their minds - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A silent tongue does not betray its owner - sheik ahmed hassoun
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. - Oscar Levant
That’s the dream of sex, isn’t it? That you will be liberated from the prison of the body by the body itself, at long last desired, its strange tongue understood. - Olivia Laing
Any other iron on you? he asked impatiently.Just my tongue stud.His look was a mixture of curiosity and horror.I’m kidding, you idiot. Let’s go. - Kiersten White
The problem is not in the sugar when it tastes bitter, the problem is with the tongue. - Munia Khan
Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. - Blaise Pascal
Of all sad words of tongue and pen the saddest are these, what might have been.
A fool's mind is at the mercy of his tongue and a wise man's tongue is under the control ofhis mind. - Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib
...red sings like summer in the shadows, hot on my tongue... - Nell Grey
I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily but don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it. - Sarah Kay
A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.
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