4.01.2008

A List of Quotes


I thought you might enjoy these. Those in red are my personal favorites. If we heeded some of these, I believe we would be a lot better off. There is a lot in the Bible about watching our tongues!
  • It takes a child two years to learn to talk; it takes a man all his life to learn how to keep his mouth shut.
  • It would be better to leave people wondering why you didn’t talk than why you did.
  • A closed mouth gathers no feet.
  • Saving face is often accomplished by keeping the lower part of it shut.
  • It’s impossible for a worthwhile thought to enter your mind through an open mouth.
  • If your mind should go bland, don’t forget to turn off the sound.
  • There is a danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.
  • Birds are entangled by their feet and men by their tongues.
  • A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over (B. Franklin).
  • If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it.
  • What isn’t said can’t come back to hurt you.
  • Wise men think without talking; fools talk without thinking.
  • Man’s ears aren’t made to shut, but his mouth is.
  • Most people will agree with you if you just keep quiet.
  • It is usually the person with a big mouth that bites off more than he can chew.
  • It is impossible to keep your mind and mouth open at the same time.
  • Watch your tongue; horse sense is seldom hitched to a waggin’ tongue.
  • Keeping you chin up also keeps your mouth closed.
  • Long tongues will mean short friends.
  • Even a fish would stay out of trouble if he kept his mouth shut.
  • As a man grows older and wiser, he talks less and says more.
  • Think twice before you speak, and it will do no harm if you keep thinking while you speak.
  • It is better to keep you mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
  • Two times you should keep your mouth shut – when you are swimming and when you are angry.
  • Speaking without thinking is like shooting without aiming.
  • Those who jump to conclusions may land with a foot in their mouth.
  • Usually the first screw that gets loose in one’s head is the one that controls the tongue.
  • What should not be heard by little ears should not be said by big mouths.
  • When you get into deep water, keep your mouth shut.
  • The only substitute for brains is silence.
  • Words break no bones, but they do break hearts.
  • If a man’s life be lightning, his words are thunder.

3 comments:

Arlene said...

My favorite is the one that says It's better to keep your mouth shut and have others consider you a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt. I first read it when I was in 10th grade, and it has always stuck with me. Not that I've always heeded it, lol, but I think I get better as the years go by! :)

Lemons To Lemonade said...

Those are all really great. Thanks for the reminder.:)

The Herd said...

I love them! I might have to use a few on my blog, just as good reminders.