Quotations on Tongue

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He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Men, People, Judgment, Man, Tongue, Will)

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Battle, Tongue, Yield)

A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder, ran across the street, put me in his car, and stuck his tongue in my mouth.
- Rachel Bilson
(Keywords: Car, Party, Tongue, Years)

The tongue may be employed about, and made to serve all the purposes of vice, in tempting and deceiving, in perjury and injustice.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Injustice, May, Tongue, Vice)

Every knee will bend before me, and every tongue shall give glory to God.
- Jesus Christ
(Keywords: God, Glory, Tongue, Will)

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Keywords: May, Pen, Tongue, Will, Witty, Woman)

The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue; A string which hath no discord.
- Barry Cornwall
(Keywords: Earth, Tongue, Woman)

I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny.
- Jonathan Davis
(Keywords: Funny, Reading, Tongue, Wrong)

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond
(Keywords: Peace, Repentance, Safety, Silence, Tongue, Words)

You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer.
- Black Elk
(Keywords: Dance, Vision, Old, Summer, Tongue, Years)

You know how most dogs lick you on the cheek? If you're sleeping and not ready for it, my dog, Joe, will get his tongue inside your mouth. It's by far the worst kiss I've ever had.
- Will Estes
(Keywords: Kiss, Dogs, Tongue, Will)

Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Language, Tongue, Tradition)

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Men, Heart, Poets, Tongue, Woman)

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.
- Hermione Gingold
(Keywords: Idea, Fighting, Tongue, Woman)

I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
- Ellen Glasgow
(Keywords: Fire, Opinion, Tongue, Words)

That other saying, I'm a part of all that I have met, I think that would have to begin with my wonderful parents back in Atlanta when I was a youngster five years old I was tongue tied.
- Ernie Harwell
(Keywords: Old, Parents, Saying, Tongue, Years)

This universe can very well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one's mother tongue.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Mother, Tongue, Universe, Words)

I will speak with a straight tongue.
- Chief Joseph
(Keywords: Tongue, Will)

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides
(Keywords: Books, Pen, Proof, Tongue, Will)

I want to make wines that harmonize with food - wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness.
- Robert Mondavi
(Keywords: Food, Tongue, Want)

This is courtship all the world over - the man all tongue; the woman all ears.
- Emily Murphy
(Keywords: Courtship, Man, Tongue, Woman, World)

There's an element of tongue-in-cheek in every one of our songs. Walking off into the sunset, holding hands, and being married forever was not exactly a brand new idea.
- Peter Noone
(Keywords: Idea, Being, Songs, Sunset, Tongue, Walking)

You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.
- Joel Osteen
(Keywords: Change, Death, Life, Power, Tongue, Words, World)

On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
- Hu Shih
(Keywords: Poetry, People, America, Friends, July, Language, Now, Poems, Tongue, Writing)

I'm forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons
(Keywords: Blood, Forbidden, Man, Tongue, Want)

I said 'well, I'll kiss her twice, you see? We'll come around, I'll kiss her, and if you put a little more track down for the camera, then I'll put my tongue down her throat and you'll get what you want'. He said 'You think so?'
- Rod Steiger
(Keywords: Kiss, Tongue, Want)

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
- Publilius Syrus
(Keywords: Fool, Tongue, Will)

I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.
- Horace Walpole
(Keywords: Age, Dancing, Day, Old, Ridicule, Talking, Tongue, Youth)

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time!
- Emma Watson
(Keywords: Tongue, Words)

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.
- John Greenleaf Whittier
(Keywords: Pen, Tongue, Words)

Give us that grand word "woman" once again, and let's have done with "lady"; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
(Keywords: Force, Pen, Tongue, Word)

The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
- Tennessee Williams
(Keywords: Brother, Tongue, Word)

Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace.
- Marianne Williamson
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Light, Running, Tongue, Woman, World)

I'm not the sexiest thing in the world, I feel actors who have to 'play' sexy lose all their sex appeal. When they start with the tongue and the heavy lids, it looks so ridiculous. I think you just have to be yourself.
- Stephanie Zimbalist
(Keywords: Sex, Actors, Sex appeal, Tongue, World)









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