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I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget.

Tags: Forget, Willingly  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.

Tags: Knowledge, Write  ✍ Author: John Adams

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

Tags: Cannot, Enough  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Tags: Good, Words  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.

Tags: Anger, Angry  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Speak low, if you speak love.

Tags: Love, Low  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.

Tags: Grow, Time  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Listen to many, speak to a few.

Tags: Few, Listen  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Tags: Courage, Stand  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The fact that the internet is so active; people can now speak to me indirectly.

Tags: Fact, Internet  ✍ Author: Randy Bachman

People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.

Tags: Act, Learning  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I am living and having supernatural experiences. A lot of people get really freaked out about that. I speak in tongues; I've been baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Tags: Holy, Living  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.

Tags: Few, Truth  ✍ Author: Arthur Balfour

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

Tags: Science, Technology  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

When I rap, it's just an extension of how I speak, and that's how I talk. If you don't like it, don't listen.

Tags: Listen, Talk  ✍ Author: Azealia Banks

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people, who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.

Tags: Perfect, Wrong  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can't find you.

Tags: Him  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

Tags: Mind, Ready  ✍ Author: William Blake

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Tags: Silent, Ten  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.

Tags: Another, Good  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I don't just want a better deal for Britain. I want a better deal for Europe too. So I speak as British prime minister with a positive vision for the future of the European Union. A future in which Britain wants, and should want, to play a committed and active part.

Tags: Future, Positive  ✍ Author: David Cameron

He would still see it as his duty to shut up and get on with it, not cause any trouble. In our own time we've made a hero of the rebel, and it's more heroic to speak up.

Tags: Hero, Time  ✍ Author: Eddie Campbell
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A strong case can be made for religious leaders to speak out on political issues.

Tags: Political, Strong  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

You who speak languages, you are such liars.

Tags: Languages, Liars  ✍ Author: Orson Scott Card

One of my favorite things to do is not to speak on screen. In theater it's different because there's a lot of emphasis on language - it's a different medium. But that is one of the most wonderful things about film. A person's face can say so much more than their voice can.

Tags: Film, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Linda Cardellini

And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of.

Tags: Done, Time  ✍ Author: Duane G. Carey

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

Tags: Creation, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.

Tags: Truth, Write  ✍ Author: Lewis Carroll

I have family in Italy that my mother keeps in contact with, but I don't because I don't speak Italian.

Tags: Family, Mother  ✍ Author: Pauly D

In issues of recent ethnic wars and genocides - particularly if you look at Darfur - one of the most remarkable things is our inability to act, still, despite the years of analyzing and re-analyzing what it does to subsequent generations. We still find a massive inability to step in and step up to the plate, when genocide is happening as we speak.

Tags: Act, Step  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

Nearly all Italian officers speak French.

Tags: Italian, Officers  ✍ Author: Hugh Dalton

Even the closest relationships that I have I know could potentially fall away. That's not to speak pessimistically or negatively about those relationships. In a weird way, it's the opposite. I value them.

Tags: Away, Weird  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

At synods, I usually wait about a week before I speak. First I listen. I feel the temperature. I listen to what has been said, what has not been said, and what I think needs to be said at that point.

Tags: Said, Wait  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

Tags: English, Learn  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

My biggest regret is that I didn't teach my two children how to speak Spanish.

Tags: Children, Regret  ✍ Author: Henry Darrow

On issues relating to taxes, you don't always speak with one voice.

Tags: Issues, Voice  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter for individuals in exercising their own judgement, their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy.

Tags: Judgement, Matter  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.

Tags: Language, Longer  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Tags: Communication, Language  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

If Hollywood stars speak out, so do all sorts of other people. Now Hollywood stars can get a better hearing.

Tags: Hollywood, Stars  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.

Tags: Freedom, Understand  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.

Tags: Book, Good  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.

Tags: Dead, Ill  ✍ Author: Edwin Edwards

Some years ago I became president of Columbia University and learned within 24 hours to be ready to speak at the drop of a hat, and I learned something more, the trustees were expected to be ready to speak at the passing of the hat.

Tags: Learned, President  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop.

Tags: Angry, Flying  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

I'd rather let the fiction speak for itself and I don't want to write fiction that tells people how to feel, and I don't want to be judgmental in the fiction.

Tags: Rather, Write  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

Tags: Keep, Silence  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Tags: Listen, Mouth  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

Tags: Communication, Learn  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital, so I really can't speak for those guys.

Tags: Guys, Time  ✍ Author: R. Lee Ermey

This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.

Tags: Slavery, Thought  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

I don't understand why the accent you speak in has to indicate what level of intellect you have.

Tags: Understand, Why  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

In my time, you needed to speak a little Italian, and that was it.

Tags: Needed, Time  ✍ Author: Juan Manuel Fangio

I ascribe a basic importance to the phenomenon of language. To speak means to be in a position to use a certain syntax, to grasp the morphology of this or that language, but it means above all to assume a culture, to support the weight of a civilization.

Tags: Means, Support  ✍ Author: Frantz Fanon

I'm an awfully loyal friend. Once I've started a relationship with someone, it's like they are syrup and I'm a pancake. Their syrup gets into my pancake, so to speak.

Tags: Friend, Someone  ✍ Author: Warren Farrell

There isn't much point in the whole 'celebrity' nonsense unless one is prepared to go out on a limb and, one hopes, speak up for some under-represented section of the community.

Tags: Point, Whole  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

When I speak of 'cycles,' I am referring to lengthy intervals of relative homogeneity, if not in the resolving of problems, than at least with respect to the consistency of their capacity to productively irritate.

Tags: Problems, Respect  ✍ Author: Brian Ferneyhough

I can only speak for myself - I don't care how I look.

Tags: Care  ✍ Author: Jerry Ferrara

I speak as much Spanish as anyone who has grown up in Southern California or Texas or Arizona. I had my three years of high-school Spanish and a couple of semesters in college.

Tags: Anyone, College  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.

Tags: Parents, Used  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

To be functionally fluent in a language, for instance, in most cases you need about 1,200 words. To acquire a total of vocabulary words, if you really train someone well they can acquire 200 to 300 words a day, which means that in a week they can acquire the vocabulary necessary to speak a language.

Tags: Someone, Words  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they'll have long lists of books.

Tags: Ask, Books  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

People say, 'If you don't vote, then you don't have a right to say anything. But nine times outta 10, I pay more taxes than they do - so even if I don't vote, I still have the right to speak out.

Tags: Times, Vote  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Barack is at a level where he can't - no matter how much he wants to or how much we want him to - he's not going to come take out our garbage, so to speak. He can't be the garbage man and the president. He can't be the mayor and the alderman. He can't fill all those roles. So I always push for local, local activity on the political scene.

Tags: Him, Political  ✍ Author: Lupe Fiasco

Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.

Tags: Criticism, Motto  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

Tags: Everybody, Good  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

Tags: Knows, Peace  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

Tags: Humble, Love  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

I don't think we should speak so much. What if we were singing a song? We split, whilst singing.

Tags: Singing, Song  ✍ Author: Jean Gabin

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.

Tags: Else, Fool  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

I don't know if it's how I speak or what it is about me that presents that sort of label, but I don't know how many times I have to be out in public with a girlfriend to stop that from being said.

Tags: Girlfriend, Said  ✍ Author: Jeff Garcia

I really want to make this the last stop of my career. I don't want to be a vagabond, so to speak, and be traveling from team to team, year in and year out. I'm not that type of guy. I like to be settled.

Tags: Career, Team  ✍ Author: Jeff Garcia

So it's mix and match. Hold your line when you really feel something you're saying is wonderful and you really want to get this point across and prove it to your partner by just throwing it into the tape and letting it speak for itself.

Tags: Saying, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Art Garfunkel

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

Tags: Good, Words  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours, it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out.

Tags: Human, Power  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

The people of Britain want a Home Secretary who will give them back their streets. They want a Home Secretary who will speak up for the victim, not the criminal.

Tags: Give, Home  ✍ Author: William Hague

The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.

Tags: Good, Name  ✍ Author: Thomas Chandler Haliburton

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.

Tags: Legal, Place  ✍ Author: Lord Halifax

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.

Tags: Job, Light  ✍ Author: Conrad Hall

Seriously, these days I tend to shut up in terms of external analysis and DO try to let things speak for themselves, while still trying to get some depth into them.

Tags: Try, Trying  ✍ Author: Peter Hammill

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive.

Tags: Life, Spiritual  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.

Tags: Another, Write  ✍ Author: Napoleon Hill

I prefer to speak of 'interdimensionals' rather than 'extraterrestrials' because the latter has connotations of 'little green men' and all the other cliche responses. Nor does it tell the full story.

Tags: Men, Tell  ✍ Author: David Icke

You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests.

Tags: Times, Voice  ✍ Author: Henry Irving

I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan.

Tags: Felt, Future  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on the week prior to the article coming out, which would have been July 10 or 11.

Tags: Late, Week  ✍ Author: Shintaro Ishihara

Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger.

Tags: Experience, Truth  ✍ Author: Ernest Istook

Hello Kitty will never speak.

Tags: Hello, Kitty  ✍ Author: Sheena Iyengar

I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government.

Tags: Government, Often  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

When I speak it is in order to be heard.

Tags: Heard, Order  ✍ Author: Roman Jakobson

I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred yards to where the black movement was speaking.

Tags: Black, Walk  ✍ Author: C. L. R. James

I need music. It's like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what's going on - bad games, press, whatever!

Tags: Bad, Music  ✍ Author: LeBron James

The idea in The Man that Would Be King was that the music should recreate all that majestic surrounding and emphasize the adventure, but also speak about the frustration or, rather said, the curse of both protagonists, even before happened what happens them.

Tags: Music, Said  ✍ Author: Maurice Jarre

I grew up with the piano. I learned its language as I learned to speak.

Tags: Language, Learned  ✍ Author: Keith Jarrett

Listen closely as those around you speak; great truths are revealed in jest.

Tags: Great, Listen  ✍ Author: Karl Jaspers

I do not want to have the feeling of writing 'for eternity,' so to speak.

Tags: Feeling, Writing  ✍ Author: Elfriede Jelinek

We do not have many intellectuals who can speak out for us internationally. We have no writers who are recognized, respected and loved outside the Arab world.

Tags: Loved, Outside  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.

Tags: Able, Fear  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

I belong to a specific category of writers, those who speak and write in a language different from that of their parents.

Tags: Parents, Write  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Whether we are New Dealer, Old Dealer, Liberty Leaguer or Red, whether we agree or not, we still have the right to think and speak how we feel.

Tags: Liberty, Old  ✍ Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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