Tongue Proverbs

Sayings about Tongues

The tongue can paint what the eye can’t see. ~ Chinese Proverb

Where gold speaks every tongue is silent. ~ Italian Proverb

He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold his tongue. ~ Italian Proverbs

The words of tongue should have three gate keepers. ~ Arabian Proverb

Sweet tongues buy horses on credit. ~ Hawaiian Proverbs

With a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair. ~ Persian Proverb

Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands. ~ Jewish Proverb

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf. ~ American Indian Proverb

The wise person has long ears and a short tongue. ~ German Proverbs

The tongue that belongs to a fake friend is sharper than a knife. ~ Argentine Proverbs

The body pays for a slip of the foot, and gold pays for a slip of the tongue. ~ Malaysian Proverbs

Teach your tongue to say “I don’t know” instead of to make up something. ~ Jewish Proverbs

You are not being honest if you burn your tongue and don’t tell everyone else that the soup is hot. ~ Serbian Proverb

Saying about tongue

Quotations about Tongues

Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue. ~ Author Unknown

The deeper the sorrow the less the tongue has it. ~ The Talmud

The pen is the tongue of the mind. ~ Horace

You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart. ~ John Ford

The only weapon that becomes sharper with constant use is the tongue. ~ Author Unknown

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

This is courtship all the world over – the man all tongue; the woman all ears. ~ Emily Murphy

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue. ~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes

I just tell you what I feel. I go out there, you put a quarter on my tongue, twist my ear and I’ll spit out some hit for you. ~ Al Jourgensen

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. ~ Publilius Syrus

It’s going to be the year of the sharp elbow and the quick tongue. ~ George W. Bush Quotes

The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust. ~ Josh Billings

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you. ~ Matthew Hale

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. ~ Mao Zedong

I will speak with a straight tongue. ~ Chief Joseph

Teach your child to hold his tongue; he’ll learn fast enough to speak. ~ Benjamin Franklin

If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song. ~ Paul Tillich

The tongue is like a sharp knife: it kills without drawing blood. ~ Anne Seaton

The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use. ~ Washington Irving Quotes

When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues. ~ Rumi

It was my tongue that swore; my heart is unsworn. ~ Euripides

There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going. ~ C. C. Phelps

Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat. ~ Author Unknown

All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue. ~ Konrad Adenauer

When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks. ~ Davy Crockett

For us Indians, I don’t think English can ever exude that magic of emotions which our mother tongue can. ~ Kailash Kher

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

The eyes those silent tongues of love. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

I have a very sharp tongue, I’m very impatient, and it’s a lifelong struggle. ~ Karen Armstrong

Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. ~ Washington Irving Quotes

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use. ~ Washington Irving

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue. ~ Giuseppe Garibaldi

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. ~ Virginia Woolf

I just stick my tongue out because I hate smiling in pictures. It’s so awkward. It looks so cheesy. ~ Miley Cyrus

Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound. ~ Peace Pilgrim

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

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue. ~ Adam Clarke

Heaven finds an ear when sinners find a tongue. ~ Francis Quarles

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue; and no genius can long or often utter anything which is not invited and gladly entertained by men around him. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue. ~ Author Unknown

A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation. ~ Mark Twain Quotes

Give thy thoughts no tongue. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. ~ Joel Osteen

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. ~ Xenocrates of Chalcedon

A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages. ~ Author Unknown

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person. ~ George Bancroft

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue. ~ William F. DeVault

I’ll keep peace at all cost, even if I choke to death on my tongue. ~ Paula Deen

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Violence of the tongue is very real-sharper than any knife. ~ Mother Teresa

Those who are determined and control their mind, body, and tongue are indeed well controlled. ~ Buddha

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. ~ Philo

Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip. ~ Richard Steele

An Englishman’s never so natural as when he’s holding his tongue. ~ Henry James

Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue. ~ Sir Philip Sidney

For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love. ~ John Donne

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don’t like her daughter to resemble her in. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. ~ Voltaire Quotes

A long tongue shortens life. ~ Author Unknown

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