Speaking Quotes SMS Collection

If you keep your mouth shut will

If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.  ~Austin O’Malley

Even a fish wouldnt get into trouble

Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut.  ~Author Unknown

one way to prevent conversation from

One way to prevent conversation from being boring is to say the wrong thing.  ~Frank SheedCUL

If something goes without saying let it

If something goes without saying, let it.  ~Author Unknown

The kindest word in all the world

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.  ~Author Unknown

Hes a wonderful talker who has the

He’s a wonderful talker, who has the art of telling you nothing in a great harangue.  ~Jean Baptiste Molière, Le MisanthropeAct II, sc.5; BMC

The real art of conversation is not

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing

I am annoyed by individuals who are

I am annoyed by individuals who are embarrassed by pauses in a conversation.  To me, every conversational pause refreshes.  ~George SandersCUL

A dog is not considered a good

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.  A man is not considered a good man because he

Keep your words soft and tender because

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.  ~Author Unknown

If you wouldnt write it and sign

If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it.  ~Earl Wilson

Well timed silence hath more eloquence than speech

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.  ~Martin Farquhar Tupper, "Of Discretion," Proverbial Philosophy, 1838-1842, MBT

When youre arguing with a fool make

When you’re arguing with a fool, make sure he isn’t doing the same thing.  ~Author Unknown

Coolidge was known for his terse speech

Coolidge was known for his terse speech and reticence.  A woman bet her friend that she could get Coolidge to speak to her, which

An inability to stay quiet is one

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.  ~Walter Bagehot

Calvin sometimes when im talking my words

Calvin:  Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts.  I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Hobbes:  Probably

There is no such thing as conversation

There is no such thing as conversation.  It is an illusion.  There are intersecting monologues, that is all.  ~Rebecca West (Cicily Maxwell Andrews), "The

People have to talk about something just

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s

In the course of my life i

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.  ~Author Unknown

Let us not look east and west

Let us not look east and west for materials of conversation, but rest in presence and unity.  A just feeling will fast enough supply

I just wish my mouth had a

I just wish my mouth had a backspace key.  ~Author Unknown

Never miss a good chance to shut

Never miss a good chance to shut up.  ~Will Rogers (verification of author per The Estate of Will Rogers, CMG Worldwide)

The man was on his knees trying

The man was on his knees, trying to retrieve each of his ugly words that were now scattered on the floor.  But, of course,

Foolishness always results when the tongue outraces

Foolishness always results when the tongue outraces the brain.  ~Author Unknown

Of those who say nothing few are

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.  ~Thomas Neill

Be careful of your thoughts they may

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~Ira Gassen

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.  ~Margaret Millar

Once a word has been allowed to

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.  ~Horace

The trouble with talking too fast is

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.  ~Ann Landers

Man does not live by words alone

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.  ~Adlai StevensonETW

One of the lessons history is that

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.  ~Will

It is impossible to speak in such

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.  ~Karl Popper, Unended Quest