When Not To Speak Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About When Not To Speak

#1. So, when there is a strife of tongues, at some meeting, the chairman, to obtain unity, suggests that every one shall speak in French. Perhaps it is bad French; French may not contain the words that express the speaker's thoughts; nevertheless speaking French imposes some order, some uniformity. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#2. One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#3. Do not meet or overtake a patient who is moving about in order to speak to him or to give him any message or letter. You might just as well give him a box on the ear. I have seen a patient fall flat on the ground who was standing when his nurse came into the room. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#4. When we're in the middle of a difficult time, we have to speak against that lie that says, "God is not here." We have to draw near to God. - Author: Max Lucado
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#5. Carve not upon a stone when I am dead, The praises which remorseful mourners give; To women's graves - a tardy recompense, But speak them while I live. - Author: Elizabeth Chase Allen
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#6. How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak? - Author: Isabel Allende
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#7. When two people have been married for years they seem to become unconscious of each other's bodily presence so that they move as if alone, speak aloud things which they do not expect to be answered, and in general seem to experience all the comfort of solitude without its loneliness. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#8. I'm a veteran, and I've earned the right to be heard. I'll lead by example and show that gay players are no different from straight ones. I'm not the loudest person in the room, but I'll speak up when something isn't right. And try to make everyone laugh. - Author: Jason Collins
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#9. To independence!" added Pocked Louise. "No fussy old widows telling us when not to speak, and how to set the spoons when an earl's niece comes to supper. And telling us to leave scientific experiments to the men. - Author: Julie Berry
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#10. ...one did not need to speak much, only to say what was worth hearing when one did. - Author: Shelley Adina
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#11. The law stops every man's mouth. God will have a man humble himself down on his face before Him, with not a word to say for himself. Then God will speak to him, when he owns that he is a sinner, and gets rid of all his own righteousness. - Author: Dwight L. Moody
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#12. I wanted to find a way to speak for people. It was important for me, because so many people spoke for me when I was a kid and made me feel less invisible, and I wanted kids or whoever is listening to my music not to feel so voiceless. - Author: Emeli Sande
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#13. But why will God not speak to me? ... I think when God is silent, He wants us to prove in our hearts that we are willing to follow Him no matter the cost. If all answers were crystal-clear, how could we show our devotion to Him? - Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
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#14. Dad!' I'd complain when I lost track of what he was saying. 'Speak English.'

'Megyn, I will not lower my vocabulary to meet yours,' he said. 'You must raise yours to meet mine. - Author: Megyn Kelly
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#15. I would rather they did not speak of it at all, until I am out of the district."
Mrs. Bennet was all amazement.
"Until you are out of the district, child! What else are people to speak of when they hear you are to marry a man so rich, so highly placed in society, so ... rich? - Author: Helen Halstead
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#16. The Bible is not primarily a science book. It is not written to tell us how the heavens go; it is written to tell us how to go to heaven. But when it speaks on science, it is accurate. - Author: Adrian Rogers
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#17. Powerful people initiate speech more often, talk more overall, and make more eye contact while they're speaking than powerless people do. When we feel powerful, we speak more slowly and take more time. We don't rush. We're not afraid to pause. We feel entitled to the time we're using. - Author: Amy Cuddy
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#18. You like rock?
Little boy, I'm not your friend. I'm not your Dark-Hunter and I'm not your friggin' date. You only speak to me when I ask you a question. Otherwise you keep your mouth shut, your eyes off me, and you might live long enough to get me to the French Quarter. (Zarek) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#19. I think I sort of blossomed, so to speak, around 17. I started to get hips and put on weight, which I was very happy about. And that's when I met this agent, who told me I had to lose 10 pounds. I said, 'You've got to be kidding me. I finally got it on - I'm not losing it!' - Author: Tricia Helfer
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#20. When women break that taboo and they're not afraid to drive that car by herself - that's it. Now she has the guts to speak up for herself and take action. - Author: Manal Al-Sharif
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#21. [W]e've learned that grief can sometimes get loud, and when it does, we try not to speak over it. - Author: Bill Clegg
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#22. When I'm writing a book, I prefer not to speak about it, because only when the book is finished can I try to understand what I've really done and to compare my intentions with the result. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#23. When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind. - Author: Kahlil Gibran
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#24. It will often be a question when a man is or is not wise in advancing unpalatable opinions, or in preaching heresies; but it can never be a question that a man should be silent if unprepared to speak the truth as he conceives it. - Author: George Henry Lewes
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#25. When a man says he does not want to speak of something he usually means he can think of nothing else. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#26. People in suburbia see trees differently than foresters do. They cherish every one. It is useless to speak of the probability that a certain tree will die when the tree is in someone's backyard ... You are talking about a personal asset, a friend, a monument, not about board feet of lumber. - Author: Roger Swain
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#27. When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor. - Author: Martin Luther
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#28. So often I speak of "out of the box thinking" and living a "conscious life"; however, not regularly do I meet someone who lives such a life. What an inspiration (and challenge) to see someone who really lives in the now, who looks forward and dares to stop when thoughts turn to pain from the past! - Author: Paula Heller Garland
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#29. The hermit said, 'This is the way to be strong: when temptations start to speak in your mind do not answer them but get up, pray, do penance, and say "Son of God, have mercy upon me." - Author: Benedicta Ward
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#30. Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#31. I'm very aware of my spending, but I'm not very aware of my income. There are certain times when I speak to my accountant, or something will pop up, and I'll be like 'oh' but it's not really a frontrunner in my head. - Author: Gemma Ward
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#32. Knowing when to speak up and when to shut up will get you very far not only in business, but in life. - Author: Sophia Amoruso
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#33. My father, OK, when we first got old enough to hunt, this was his rule: If you shoot it, you come home and eat it. Otherwise you do not shoot it, OK? You don't just kill something for the sake of killing it, OK? If you kill it, you gotta grill it, so to speak. - Author: Si Robertson
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#34. Wisdom does not only reflect itself in a person's knowledge of what to say. It appears also in his knowledge about how to say it and when it should be said! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#35. He did not want to go to his grave knowing he had risked nothing for the woman he wanted. He wasn't an ass, though. Or if he was, he did not wish to give her incontrovertible evidence of the fact. What to say to her, then, when he knew he was likely to speak too gruffly? - Author: Carolyn Jewel
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#36. A lot of the time, when I'm choreographing, I'm not thinking about what movement look best next to the next movement - I'm actually thinking about what song and what sound sounds right next to the next thing. So kind of choreographing as if I'm always making a mix tape, so to speak. - Author: Kyle Abraham
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#37. It also happens to me that when I meet a clericalist, I suddenly become anti-clerical. Clericalism should not have anything to do with Christianity. St. Paul, who was the first to speak to the Gentiles, the pagans, to believers in other religions, was the first to teach us that. - Author: Pope Francis
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#38. Sometimes, when he wanted to hide or not outright lie, he chose to speak in English. He used to break into it when he argued with my mother, and it drove her crazy when he did and she would just plead, "No, no!" as though he had suddenly introduced a switchblade into a clean fistfight. - Author: Chang-rae Lee
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#39. As much as I can give of myself I give of myself. There's no reason why not. And when I have to hide something, I let the character speak. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#40. Bessie, you must promise not to scold me any more till I go." "Well, I will; but mind you are a very good girl, and don't be afraid of me. Don't start when I chance to speak rather sharply; it's so provoking. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#41. When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. - Author: Audre Lorde
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#42. When I felt myself escaping from the earth," he commented, "my reaction was not pleasure but happiness." It was "a moral feeling," he added. "I could hear myself living, so to speak. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#43. When it became clear that Lennon was not going to speak with me, it really became a how-I-didn't-get-the-story story. It was a caper. - Author: Laurence Shames
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#44. So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself. If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you, as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed. - Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
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#45. You will never exaggerate when you speak good things of God. It is not possible to do so. Try, dear brethren, and boast in the Lord. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
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#46. I will not let her speak because I love her, and when you love someone, you do not make them tell war stories. A war story is a black space. On the one side is before and on the other side is after, and what is inside belongs only to the dead. - Author: Catherynne M Valente
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#47. I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return. - Author: Muhammad Ali
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#48. Books do not age as you and I do. They will speak still when you and I are gone, to generations we will never see. Yes, the books must survive. - Author: Corrie Ten Boom
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#49. I felt like I could take the responsibility and make the Nas movement bigger and not keep it confined to the Tri-State area, so to speak. He allowed me to do that. When we were together, we made a lot of noise, and I made him an international star. - Author: Steve Stoute
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#50. When I go into schools to speak, I am not giving a speech - it's really a one-man show. I call it 'didactic standup.' - Author: Bruce Coville
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#51. When, indeed, men speak of Beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect - they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul - not of intellect, or of heart. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#52. I play a lot of characters where I don't even speak in my own voice. I learned about focus and I learned to trust that things can work when they're not heightened and that it's interesting when things are pared down. - Author: Jenny Slate
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#53. I believe that one always does himself and his audience an injustice when he speaks merely for the sake of speaking. I do not believe that one should speak unless, deep down in his heart, he feels convinced that he has a message to deliver. - Author: Booker T. Washington
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#54. Speak of the devil. He came into the room, and his amiable expression instantly hardened when he saw that Hill had arrived. Nick put his arm around her and kissed her temple. Not for the first time, she was grateful he didn't lift his leg and pee on her to mark his territory in front of the agent. - Author: Marie Force
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#55. When I went to university, I decided that I would like to do something related to plant ecology, because I felt that plants were so beautiful. When I am studying plants, I feel like I am talking with some kind of supernatural life, like I am talking with someone who does not speak. - Author: Corneille Ewango
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#56. They sat beside the stone, and did not speak again; and when the sun went down Morwen sighed and clasped his hand, and was still; and Hurin knew that she died.He looked down at her in the twilight and it seemed to him that the lines of grief and cruel hardship were smoothed away. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#57. We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming or cruel when we speak our truths - Author: Melody Beattie
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#58. I had schooled myself since the war-days never to speak of my enthusiasms; when other people did not share them, which was usual, I was hurt and my pleasure diminished; why was I always excited about things other people did not care about? But I could not hold in. - Author: Robertson Davies
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#59. When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the Silence. - Author: Anthony De Mello
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#60. When I speak of drama, I'm really referring to just 'desperately trying not to be ordinary'. Trying to get something that has a little bit of friction, conflict, absurdity. - Author: Gore Verbinski
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#61. It was a precept of Pythagoras, that when we enter into the temple to worship God , we must not so much as speak or think of any worldly business, lest we make God's service an idle ,perfunctory, and lazy recreation. The same I may say of closet prayer. - Author: Thomas Brooks
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#62. We are reviled but we do not intend to speak evil in return. We are in desperate straits but do not despair. We are persecuted but not forsaken. It's easy to humiliate and crush people who are open, but when I am weak, then I am strong. - Author: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
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#63. When I got to college I simply decided that I could speak French, because I just could not spend any more time in French classes. I went ahead and took courses on French literature, some of them even taught in French. - Author: Lev Grossman
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#64. Guilt is important. It tells us when we've done wrong. There is no such thing as "wrong." There is only that which does not serve you; does not speak the truth about Who You Are, and Who You Choose to Be. Guilt is the feeling that keeps you stuck in who you are not. - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
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#65. When you are criticizing someone, you should speak only to your own experience - not others'. - Author: Amy Dickinson
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#66. The only sure way of avoiding these evils [vanity and boasting] is never to speak of yourself at all. But when, historically, youare obliged to mention yourself, take care not to drop one single word that can directly or indirectly be construed as fishing for applause. - Author: Lord Chesterfield
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#67. Sometimes when I speak to groups or I'm interviewed by a journalist, I ask them to imagine their communities without Girl Scouts - to imagine the thousands of food drives and clothing and toy collections that would never take place if not for Girl Scouts. - Author: Anna Maria Chavez
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#68. I don't like to talk much, even when people speak bad about me. Inside me, I say, 'Why do they have to think of me that way?' But I know how I am. My objective is not that people follow me, but I'm happy that they do. - Author: Mario Balotelli
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#69. Why are we so terrified for God to speak to us? It is because we know that when God speaks we must either do what He asks or tell Him we will not obey. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#70. Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb. - Author: Samuel Daniel
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#71. Drinkwater had a swagger to him, a confidence bordering on arrogance. He never seemed ill at ease, and even when he did not speak the language, he had ways of making himself understood. - Author: George R R Martin
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#72. I have found that in fiction one is freer to speak the truth, if only because in fiction the truth is not expected or required. You may easily disguise it, so that it is only recognized much later, when the story and the characters have faded into darkness. - Author: Philip Sington
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#73. I do not speak with any fondness but the language of coolest history, when I say that Boston commands attention as the town whichwas appointed in the destiny of nations to lead the civilization of North America. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#74. I am the product of living in dictatorships. And someone who's lived in dictatorships and not being allowed to be themselves, it cherishes the ability to be yourself and to have feelings and to speak them when asked. And I am that person. - Author: Teresa Heinz
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#75. I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you when I sit alone or
wake at night alone,
I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
I am to see to it that I do not lose you. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#76. Patriotism is not 'my country right or wrong'; patriotism means loving the ideals for which America stands and having the courage to speak up when these ideals are distorted for personal or political gain. The American government was instituted to be the servant of the people, not our master. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#77. Do not believe that you alone can be right.
The man who thinks that,
The man who maintains that only he has the power
To reason correctly, the gift to speak, the soul
A man like that, when you know him, turns out empty. - Author: Sophocles
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#78. When I try to speak perfectly then I am not Jackie Chan anymore. Some words sound like I am trying too hard. The whole thing is not me. - Author: Jackie Chan
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#79. And when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
remembering
we were never meant to survive - Author: Audre Lorde
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#80. When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality. So poetry becomes a philosophy to guide a man throughout his life. - Author: Andrei Tarkovsky
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#81. When it meows, one scarcely hears it ... It has not the need of words to speak the lengthiest phraseologies. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#82. Speak what I have to be grateful for when I get up and when I lie down to sleep. Meditation and prayer. I pray that I can move through all with grace. I believe I can move through all and not only survive but thrive. - Author: Regina Taylor
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#83. I still have an accent. But when I return to Prague, I speak the language yet do not know what they are talking about. - Author: Peter Sis
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#84. Rhaegar had put his hand on Jaime's shoulder. When this battle's done I mean to call a council. Changes will be made. I meant to do it long ago, but ... well, it does no good to speak of roads not taken. We shall talk when I return. - Author: George R R Martin
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#85. I've seen over and over how much self-belief drives outcomes. And that's why I force myself to sit at the table, even when I am not sure I belong there - and yes, this still happens to me. And when I'm not sure anyone wants my opinion, I take a deep breath and speak up anyway. - Author: Sheryl Sandberg
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#86. With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can watch over ourselves. We can pray to recognize and reject the first thoughts of sin. We can pray to recognize a warning not to speak words which would hurt or tempt someone else. And we can, when we must, pray for the humility and the faith to repent. - Author: Henry B. Eyring
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#87. We should pray adequately to be filled with God, to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Then when we come to the meeting, in a sense, we may not need to speak that much. - Author: Witness Lee
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#88. You always said I could see the present," said Candle, when she could speak. "But I can see nothing about her - my own daughter." Liir smoothed his hand over her silky flank. "Maybe that's not so surprising. Maybe all parents are blindest to their own offspring. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#89. Heroes have a rough time because they stand up when they ought not to, they speak when they ought not to; they always have to go that extra mile. - Author: George Foreman
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#90. Oh, why did he slap her when she's a widow, and that annoyed her even more. She said she should not have been slapped because she is a full human being, not because she doesn't have a husband to speak for her. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#91. When the urge arises in your mind To feelings of desire or angry hate, Do not act! Be silent, do not speak! And like a log of wood be sure to stay. - Author: Santideva
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#92. Cling not to one mood,
And deemed not thou art right, all others wrong.
For whoso thinks that wisdom dwells with him,
That he alone can speak or think alright,
Such oracles are empty breath when tried.
The wisest man will let himself be swayed
By other's wisdom and relax in time. - Author: Sophocles
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#93. Our culture is getting better and better at encouraging women to speak, but it's not doing enough to listen to what they say when they do. - Author: Lilit Marcus
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#94. Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form. - Author: Allen Tate
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#95. Students, when you want to say something, think about it three times before you say it. Speak only if your words will benefit yourselves and others. Do not speak if it brings no benefit. - Author: Dogen
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#96. Today, decide not to speak negatively about yourself. When you criticize yourself, you are criticizing God's very own creation. - Author: Joel Osteen
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#97. Foolish people ask you, when you speak what they do not wish to hear, "How do you know it is the truth, and not an error of your own?" We know the truth when we see it, from opinion, as we know when we are awake that we are awake. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#98. I like tuna when there's a definite streak of deep pink in the middle, medium rare so to speak, and it comes out best when it's not cut too thick. - Author: Geoffrey Zakarian
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#99. Even when they did not look at each other or speak to each other, he could feel a powerful current between them. - Author: Anais Nin
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#100. These mysteries were too much for him; he was a warrior, and all he wanted was to follow the warrior code. But what should he do, when the code did not speak clearly to him? - Author: Erin Hunter
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