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.

Francis Bacon

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

G. K. Chesterton

The really burning enthusiast never interrupts; he listens to the enemy’s arguments as eagerly as a spy would listen to the enemy’s arrangements.


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.

Orrin Woodward

Your words have the power of life and death. Choose them wisely.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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

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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