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Motivational Speak Quotes

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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

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Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

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


 

Oh, if only God would give me some sign.
If He would just speak to me once. Anything.
One sentence. Two words. If He would just cough.
- the movie Love and Death

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz


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

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

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

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

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

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

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

I feel impelled to speak today in a language
that in a sense is new-one which I,
who have spent so much of my life in the military profession,
would have preferred never to use.
That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

It takes two to speak the truth:
one to speak, and another to hear.
- Henry David Thoreau

When deeds speak, words are nothing.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

We will not walk in fear, one of another.
We are not descended from fearful men,
Not from men who feared to write, to speak,
To associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
This is no time... to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English,
because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine
dollars for the right to speak it.
- Scott McNealy

Architecture should speak of its time and place,
but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

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

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

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.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

Before I speak, I have something important to say.
- Groucho Marx

Hollow commitments to action in the future are insufficient.
Deferring difficult issues must not be tolerated.
Our children and grandchildren expect us to speak and act decisively.
- Jenny Shipley

I come here to speak poetry.
It will always be in the grass.
It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it.
It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.
- Boris Pasternak

After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris,
I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor,
as canon law at that time still permitted.
- Abbe Pierre

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.
- Michael Isikoff

To be honest, it's easier for me to speak with an American accent.
- Radha Mitchell

I don't think any of us can speak frankly about pain
until we are no longer enduring it.
- Arthur Golden

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly,
and we shall add to our number those who will turn
the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.
- Lucy Stone

Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
- Robert Blair

Language is an archaeological vehicle...
the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
- Russell Hoban

So I decided the only place I can speak to the world is from outside Israel.
- Mordechai Vanunu

In many ways when Jerry Ford pardoned Nixon,
in a certain way, he did speak for the country.
- Morley Safer

What I look for in any character, good or bad,
is whether I can hear him speak.
If I can imagine him that clearly, then I can write about him.
- Thomas Perry

I think that what is important is that the music be
honest and direct and that it is relevant to today.
I think music needs to be of its time and speak to that time.
- Dave Holland

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

American professional athletes are bilingual;
they speak English and profanity.
- Gordie Howe

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient;
to dream,
to speak to them, to be silent among them,
to think of indifferent things; but among them,
everything is equal.
- Jean de la Bruyere

'Never again' is the rallying cry for all who believe
that mankind must speak out against genocide.
- Jon Corzine


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