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Quotes

  • The difference between a successful career and a mediocre one sometimes consists of leaving about four or five things a day unsaid. - Bits and Pieces, January, 1990, p. 15
  • A turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed. - Malayan proverb
  • One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. - Will Durant
  • If you don’t say it—they can’t repeat it. - Wilbur C. Munnecke, quoted by Ann Landers
  • Lou Gehrig was once hired by a breakfast-cereal company to promote a cereal named “Huskies,” but when the radio interviewer asked Lou what he attributed his strength and stamina to, he quickly answered, “Wheaties.”
  • It would be better to leave people wondering why you didn’t talk than why you did.
  • Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it. - James Russell Lowell
  • Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. - William Osler
  • If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it. - Calvin Coolidge
  • If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile-driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time—a tremendous whack! - Winston Churchill
  • Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Anon
  • Sometimes the difference between a good speaker and a poor speaker is a comfortable nap. - O.A. Battista
  • I have never been hurt by anything I didn’t say. - Calvin Coolidge
  • If someone paid you ten cents for every kind word you said about people, and collected five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? Henry N. Ferguson

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