Tongue Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tongue quotes, tongue sayings, and tongue proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman’s weapon is her tongue.     

Hermione Gingold

The tongue talkes at the heads cost.     

George Herbert

The tongue has the power of life and death.     

Solomon

A generous heart repairs a slanderous tongue.     

Homer

An idle tongue is the mother of all conflicts.     

Dennis E. Adonis

A drunk tongue is an honest one in my opinion.     

Adele

Not all tongues that wag cohabit with a brain.     

Donita K. Paul

The tongue offends and the ears get the cuffing.     

Benjamin Franklin

A tongue has no bones but it can break a heart.     

Ed Sheeran

The human tongue is a beast that few can master.     

Robert Greene

The tongue is the best masseur of furrowed brows.     

Idries Shah

Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.     

Samuel J. Hurwitt

Wild tongues can't be tamed, they can only be cut out.     

Gloria Anzaldua

A person's tongue can give you the taste of his heart.     

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.     

Washington Irving

The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.     

Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton

Violence of the tongue is very real — sharper than any knife.     

Mother Teresa

Govern your tongue before all other things, following the gods.     

Pythagoras

Guard your tongue from praise as you have guarded it from blame.     

Maruf Karkhi

Teach thy tongue to say 'I do not know', and thou shalt progress.     

Maimonides

A flapping tongue has killed more men than sudden storms ever did.     

Robert Jordan

The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it.     

Confucius

A still tongue keeps a wise head.     

Barbara Ann Kipfer

A still tongue makes a happy life.     

Patrick McGoohan

The tongue of man is a twisty thing, there are plenty of words there of every kind.     

Homer

The eye tells what the tongue would hide.     

Chief Joseph

The tongue is the vile slave's vilest part.     

Juvenal

Man's chiefest treasure is a sparing tongue.     

Hesiod

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.     

Davy Crockett

The stillest tongue can be the truest friend.     

Euripides