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Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Electricity is really just organized lightning. - George Carlin

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Charles de Talleyrand

Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch. - David A. Schmaltz

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

I'll take a drug test, if you'll take an IQ test. - Fritz Hollings

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. - Laurence J. Peter

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen

If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. - Chinese Proverb

If his IQ slips any lower, we'll have to water him twice a day. - Molly Ivins

If you want to lead the people, you must first speak to their eyes. - Napoleon Bonaparte

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence. - Barbara Walters

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

It's called MENOPAUSE for a reason... MEN should PAUSE before they speak! - Unknown

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? - Maurice Freehill

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

For those who seek it, there is inexhaustible evidence of an all-pervading intelligence. - Richard E Byrd

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. - Bertrand Russell

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. - Hans Hofmann

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light. - Le Corbusier

The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace. - Aberjhani

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart. - Mother Teresa

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

The next woman who gets hold of me is gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars. - Jack Nicholson

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract. - Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. - George Jessel

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. - Leonardo da Vinci

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. - Plato

The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. - Stephen R. Covey

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

You don't have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire. - Shannon L. Alder

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby


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