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35 Inspirational Tongue Quotes



35 Inspirational Tongue Quotes

The tongue can be a positive or destructive tool depending upon the words that you allow yourself to utter. Words can bring joy, inspiration, and love to someone, but it can also destroy, slander, and discourage a spirit. Be careful with what we say, because we may apologize for what we said, but we can’t take it back. May these Tongue Quotes inspire you to choose words of gentleness for success and not destruction for both yourself and your fellowmen.

1. “The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.” Anonymous

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words." Anonymous

2. “It’s better to bite your tongue than to eat your words.” Frank Sonnenberg

3. “The tongue is but a small soft flesh. yet it is capable of breaking the strongest bonds and destroying the most powerful of relationships.” Yasir Qadhi

4. “Talk with your mind before you talk with your tongue.” Anonymous

5. “The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do.” Anonymous

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do." Anonymous

6. “Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.” Samuel Johnson

7. “The wise person has long ears and a short tongue.” Proverb

8. “A sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head.” Anonymous

9. “Control your tongue. Think before you speak. You may not be able to take it back.” Anonymous

10. “A fool cannot hold his tongue.” Plutarch

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "A fool cannot hold his tongue." Plutarch

11. “The amazing truth about the human tongue: It takes 3 years to learn how to use it, but it takes a lifetime to learn when and where to use it.” Anonymous

12. “Sometimes you have to decide which will hurt more: biting your tongue or having your say.  Faydra D. Fields”

13. “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combinations. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” Nelson Mandela

14. “Aner is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.” Anonymous

15. “The tongue like a sharp knife. Kills without drawing blood.” Buddha

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "The tongue like a sharp knife. Kills without drawing blood." Buddha

16. “We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.” Diogenes

17. “Who cares for your beauty if your tongue is ugly.” Anonymous

18. “A human slips more by his tongue than by his foot.” Anonymous

19. “As a rudder steers a ship, the tongue steers your life. Watch your words.” Anonymous

20. “A person’s tongue can give you a taste of his heart.” Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "A person's tongue can give you a taste of his heart." Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya

21. “Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.” Proverb

22. “The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” Nicky Gumbel

23. “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.” Proverb

24. “If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “Half of a person’s beauty comes from their tongue.” Anonymous

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "Half of a person's beauty comes from their tongue." Anonymous

26. “Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.” Pubilius Syrus

27. “The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.” Josh Billings

28. “Keep well thy tongue.” James l Of Scotland

29. “Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak. But experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues.” Baruch Spinoza

30. “Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.” Davy Crockett

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks." Davy Crockett

31. “You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.” John Ford

32. “I looked at all friends and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all types of wealth but did not find a better wealth than contentment in little. I thought of all types of good deeds but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience.” Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA)

33. “The true test of a man’s spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue.” R. Kent Hughes

34. “Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for the tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.” Rumi

35. “You can change your world by changing your words. Remember death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Joel Osteen

Inspirational Tongue Quotes - "You can change your world by changing your words. Remember death and life are in the power of the tongue." Joel Osteen

I hope you enjoyed these Inspirational Tongue Quotes. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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  1. Kenneth Osei Bimpong

    July 5, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The tongue can curse and bless.

    • Asad Meah

      July 18, 2019 at 8:40 pm

      Yes indeed Kenneth

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