Just cut and paste the authors name to find the rest of that persons quotes
- Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.
- I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
- The only weapon that becomes sharper with constant use is the tongue.
- There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it.
- The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
- -- Josh Billings
- The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
- -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
- -- Calvin Coolidge
- Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
- Silence is argument carried out by other means.
- -- Ernesto "Che" Guevara
- When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
- -- Ernest Hemingway
- The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
- -- Kin Hubbard
- Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
- -- Aldous Huxley
- I feel that if a person has problems communicating the very least he can do is to shut up.
- -- Tom Lehrer