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The Tongue and Quotes about It

The Tongue and Quotes about It

The most difficult to tame, the tongue has been a subject of interest for many thinkers, famous people, kings and philosophers. See some of their quotes in the article below.
Claudia Miclaus
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2018
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Tongue is incredibly hard to tame. All kinds of wild animals have been tamed but the tongue is the most difficult and problems causing organ in the human body so to speak.
Of course it is the brain that gives the commands that's why feeding our brain with valuable information is essential to keep a smart tongue, to control what we say. "For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." James 3: 7-8
Solomon gathered numerous proverbs that speak about tongue and how to keep ours out of trouble. Because keeping your tongue in between the limits of safety, also keeps your whole being safe. Here are some of his proverbs plus other quotes from different authors.
● "Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit." Proverbs 18:21

● "Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death." Proverbs 21:6

● "Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles." Proverbs 21:23
● "By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone." Proverbs 25:15

● "Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely." Proverbs 10:19

● "The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth." Proverbs 10:20
● "The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off." Proverbs 10:31

● "He who has a poor opinion of his neighbor has no sense, but a wise man keeps quiet." Proverbs 11:12

● "There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals." Proverbs 12:18
● "Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary." Proverbs 12:19

● "The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly." Proverbs 15:2

● "A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit." Proverbs 15:4
● "The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh (God)." Proverbs 16:1 

● "An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue." Proverbs 17:4

● "One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble." Proverbs 17:20
● "Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense." Proverbs 17:28

● "The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face." Proverbs 25:23

● "A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin." Proverbs 26:28
● "One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue." Proverbs 28:23

● "Have you seen a man who is quick with his tongue? There is more hope for a foolish man than for him." Proverbs 29:20

● "The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood." Buddha quotes
● "There is no evidence that the tongue is connected to the brain." Frank Tyger

● "Whatever is in the heart will come up to the tongue." Persian Proverb

● "One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue"
● "You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart." John Ford

● "The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust" Josh Billings

● "Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound." Peace Pilgrim
● "Better slip with foot than tongue" Benjamin Franklin

● "At table keep a short hand; in company keep a short tongue." Turkish Proverb

● "It does not always pay to have a golden tongue unless one has the ability to hold it" Paul Johnson
● "When the heart is full the tongue will speak" Scottish Proverb

● "I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity." Marcus Tullius Cicero

● "A knife-wound heals, but a tongue wound festers."Turkish Proverb
● "A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages." "Man's tongue is soft, and bone doth lack; yet a stroke therewith may break a man's back." Benjamin Franklin

● "A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use." Washington Irving quotes