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Inspirational & Insightful Quotations #68 --- "Tongue" & "Mouth"

Updated on June 13, 2011

Quotations on "Tongues" & "Mouths"

Little brains wag big tongues.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Aug. 2, 1927.


The tongue can't sing and stab at the same time.

—W.A. MacKenzie, The Leesburg Morning Commercial, Leesburg, Fla., Aug. 6, 1927.


There are times when an open mouth is just a symptom of a closed mind.

—Harold Coffin, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif., June 7, 1970.


What's really needed is a tongue with an attached eraser. For those who have a big mouth.

—Harold Coffin, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif., March 31, 1974.


The more a man uses the top of his head the more careful he will be as to the use of the front of it.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Dec. 29, 1907.


The more the tongue flows the less the head knows.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 16, 1910.


It’s always the guy with the narrow mind who has the big mouth.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., March 17, 1965.


Never mind worrying about putting your foot in your mouth; it’s a full-time job just keeping it shut.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 9, 1965.


You can tell when a guy is low caliber by the way he shoots off his mouth.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., July 18, 1967.


You find a lot of guys good at rapping, but not many good at wrapping it up.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., March 6, 1973.


Learning to speak in two or more languages isn't nearly as hard as learning to keep your mouth shut in one.

—H.C. Diefenbach, Houston Post, Houston, Texas, May 10, 1960.


If you have a sharp tongue, be careful not to cut your own throat with it.

—Tom Ethridge, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., July 8, 1968.


A well-guarded tongue precludes a prolonged argument.

—Dewey O. Miller, Wesleyan Young People's Journal, Syracuse, N.Y., February 1942.


When a man has a loose screw in his head, it's usually the one that formerly held his tongue.

—Olin Miller, Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Aug. 5, 1935.


And if you'd keep your mouth shut more of the time you wouldn't so often put your foot in it.

—Olin Miller, Daily Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Miss., Oct. 8, 1935.


Some people talk only for the purpose of concealing the fact that they are not thinking.

—Roy L. Smith, Christian Advocate, Chicago, Ill., March 5, 1942.


Lifting the face is of little satisfaction to anyone who is down in the mouth.

—Jack Warwick, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 23, 1936.


The man of an explosive nature usually first shoots off his mouth.

—Carey Williams, Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas, Aug. 18, 1957.


Instead of lending an ear many a man prefers to give you his tongue.

—Carey Williams, Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas, Oct. 13, 1957.


A meeting of mouths seems to be more common than a meeting of minds.

—Carey Williams, Beaumont Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas, March 16, 1958.


Unfortunately the human tongue is the only organ which does not fall prey to organic malfunctioning.

Daily Bulletin, Blackfoot, Idaho, July 28, 1950.


Some people talk as if their tongues were in the tops of their heads.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas, Dec. 5, 1900.


The tongue runs faster when the brain is neutral.

Harlem News, Harlem, Mont., Dec. 19, 1958.


The human tongue is only inches away from the brain, but when you listen to some people they seem miles apart.

Houston Post, Houston, Texas, May 23, 1957.


The tongue is like a racehorse; the faster it runs the lesser weight it carries.

Ohio Farmer, Cleveland, Ohio, April 27, 1867.

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