Talking Proverbs

Sayings about Talking

The people who talk the best are not the only ones who can tell you the most interesting things. ~ Chinese Proverb

Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do. ~ Traditional Proverb

Excessive talk is sure to include errors. ~ Burmese Proverb

When money is talking, the rest of the world shuts up. ~ German Proverb

The fool sings a love song to his wife; the wise man will talk about his dog. ~ Turkish Proverb

Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools. ~ Traditional Proverb

The best thing about animals is they don’t talk much. ~ Thornton Wilder

The mouth which eats does not talk. ~ African Proverb

Who talks a lot at the table will leave it hungry. ~ German Proverb

A person who talks a lot is sometimes right. ~ Spanish Proverb

A woman’s work is worth more than the talk of a thousand men. ~ Tajikistani Proverb

Money talks — everything else walks. ~ American Proverb

Talk does not cook rice. ~ Chinese Proverb

Not only those who can talk the best tell you the most interesting things. ~ Chinese Proverb

When you talk about future happenings the devil starts to laugh. ~ Japanese Proverb

Talk of the devil and he’ll appear. ~ Latin Proverbs

One timely shout is better than constant talk. ~ Mexican Proverbs

A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles. ~ Chinese Proverb

Never whisper to the deaf, or wink at the blind. ~ Slovenian Proverb

The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living. ~ Danish Proverb

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further off than the roar of a lion. ~ Arabian Proverb

What is whispered in your ear is often heard a hundred miles off. ~ Chinese Proverb

I am talking to you, daughter-in-law, so that you could hear it, neighbor! ~ Egyptian Proverb

A talkative bird will not build a nest. ~ West African Proverb

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming. ~ English Proverb

Italians talk to women, Frenchmen to the learned, and the Spaniard talks to God. ~ Spanish Proverb

He who talks incessantly, talks nonsense. ~ Ivorian Proverb

Scholars talk books, butchers talk pigs. ~ Chinese Proverb

Who talks little hears better. ~ Russian Proverbs

Leave a great talker in the middle of the street. ~ English Proverbs

A woman talks to one man, looks at another, and thinks about a third. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

He who wants to talk with the dogs must learn to bark. ~ Romanian Proverb

Talking to one another is loving one another. ~ Kenyan Proverbs

People talk about something until it actually happens. ~ German Proverb

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey. ~ United States Proverb

Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar. ~ Greek Proverb

Always talk big and you will never be forgotten. ~ French Proverb

Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence. ~ Vermont Proverbs

Two good talkers are not worth one good listener. ~ Chinese Proverb

People who have little to do are excessive talkers. ~ Traditional Proverb

Who talks a lot, talks about himself. ~ Yiddish Proverb

It is better to talk to a woman and think of God, than talk to God and think of a woman. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Talking is easy, action difficult. ~ Spanish Proverb

He who talks continuously, talks nonsense. ~ African Proverb

In much talk there is much irrelevancies. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

A bad man talks about what he has eaten and drunk — a good man about what he has seen and heard. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing. ~ Zimbabwean Proverb

Talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~ Swedish Proverbs

The less people think the more they talk. ~ Traditional Proverb

If you are a fast talker at least think slowly. ~ Cretian Proverb

Love talks, even with closed lips. ~ German Proverbs

Talking is silver, silence is golden. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Beware of a man that does not talk and a dog that does not bark. ~ Portuguese Proverb

Though talking face to face, their hearts are a thousand miles apart. ~ Chinese Proverb

He who talks to a silent listener will soon stand naked. ~ Japanese Proverb

He, who always wants the last word, ends up talking to himself. ~ Breton Proverb

It’s not the fault of the parrot, but of the one who teaches him to talk. ~ Guatemalan Proverb

Two great talkers never go far together. ~ Spanish Proverb

Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear. ~ Traditional Proverb

The fast talker makes mistakes. ~ Japanese Proverb

The talkers aren’t strong; the strong don’t talk. ~ Myanmar Proverb

One must talk little, and listen a lot. ~ Mauritanian Proverb

I’m talking to the door, but I want the walls to hear me. ~ Afghan Proverb

Much talk, little work. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Don’t talk too much — your ignorance exceeds your knowledge. ~ Spanish Proverbs

The talk of the day is the dream of the night. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Great talker, great liar. ~ French Proverb

With a full belly it is easy to talk about fasting. ~ Croatian Proverb

If you keep on talking, you will end up saying what you didn’t intend to say. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Talking without thinking is shooting without aiming. ~ Chinese Proverb

Listening well is as powerful as talking well, and is also as essential to true conversation. ~ Chinese Proverb

Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. ~ Chinese Proverb

Cheap To talk goodness is not good… only to do it is. ~ Chinese Proverb

A man has two ears and one mouth; he therefore should listen more than he talks. ~ Danish Proverbs

Quotations about Talking

Favorite quote about talking

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. ~ Plato

When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting. ~ St. Jerome

When people talklisten completely. Most people never listen. ~ Ernest Hemingway

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes. ~ Victor Hugo

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans. ~ Max Beerbohm

To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil. ~ Pearl Bailey

To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well. ~ John Marshall

To do all the talking and not be willing to listen is a form of greed. ~ Democritus

They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think. ~ Matthew Prior

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. ~ Fran Lebowitz

The moment you start to talk about playing music, you destroy music. It cannot be talked about. It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to. ~ John McLaughlin

The less you talk, the more you’re listened to. ~ Abigail Van Buren

The key to acting has much more to do with listening than with talking. ~ Melissa Leo

The focus should not be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action. ~ Howard Berman

Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the one who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds. ~ Sir Walter Raleigh

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Talk about yourself as much as you like, but do not expect others to listen. ~ Mason Cooley

Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. ~ Cullen Hightower

Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers. ~ Ross Perot

Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well. ~ Mark Haddon

Prayer is talking with God and telling Him you love Him, conversing with God about all the things that are important in life, both large and small, and being assured that He is listening. ~ Neil C. Strait

Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you’re listening. Playing the piano allows you to do both at the same time. ~ Kelsey Grammer

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening. ~ Franklin P. Jones

On sensitive issues, talk isn’t cheap – it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut. ~ arvin Olasky

I’ll talk. You’ll listen. ~ Bruce Nauman

If you talk to your body, it will listen. ~ Bernie Siegel

If there’s anything I have learned since returning to Congress, it’s that talk is still cheap, progress is still slow, and our liberties continue to erode every day. ~ Matt Salmon

I used to love to sit and listen to the old people talk about yesterday. There’s a lot of good information there. ~ Curtis Mayfield

I like to get my hands dirty. Talk is cheap. ~ Chen Guangbiao

I do do a lot of talking, because it saves me listening. ~ David Hockney

As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory. ~ Bob Marley

Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice. ~ Franklin P. Jones

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