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Speak

Henry Van Dyke

Never believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary – and remember that God is listening while you tell it.

Lottie Pratt Brown

You don’t have to tell how you live each day;
You don’t have to say if you work or you play;
A tried, true barometer serves in the place–
However you live, it will show in your face.

The false, the deceit that you bear in your heart,
Will not stay inside where it first got a start;
For sinew and blood are a thin veil of lace–
What you wear in your heart, you wear in your face.

If your life is selfless, if for others you live,
For not what you get, but how much you can give;
If you live close to God in his infinite grace–
You don’t have to tell it, it shows in your face.

F. Sweet

If you have a tender message,
Or a loving word to say,
Do not wait till you forget it,
But whisper it today;
The tender word unspoken,
The letter never sent,
The long forgotten messages,
The wealth of love unspent–
For these some hearts are breaking,
For these some loved ones wait;
So show them that you care for them
Before it is too late.

Francis Bacon

Reading makes a full man, talking makes a ready man, and writing makes an exact man.

Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

Dale Carnegie

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely of discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

John Paul II

How often the shadows of loneliness engulfing a soul can be blown away by the light and warmth of a smile, or of a pleasant word.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Paul of Tarsus

Never let evil talk pass your lips, say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them.

Winston S. Churchill

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

 

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