Few things in life can be so appalling as the difference between a dry antiseptic statement of a principle by a well spoken man in a quiet office, and what happens to people when that principle is put into practice.
Imagine the Lord talking French! Aside from a few odd wordsin Hebrew,Itook it forgrantedthat God had never spoken anything but the most dignified English.
A child should always say what's true, And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at table: At least as far as he is able.Robert Louis Stevenson
For generations the British bourgeoisie have spoken of themselves as gentlemen, and by that they have meant, among other things, a self-respecting scorn of irregular perquisites. It is the quality that distinguishes the gentleman from both the artist and the aristocrat.
Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.George MacDonald
In science by a fiction as remarkable as any to be found in law, what once been published even though it be in the Russian language, is spoken of as known, and it is too often forgotten that the rediscovery in the library may be a more difficult and uncertain process than the first discovery in the laboratory.strutt, john, 3rd baron rayleigh
I deeply regret the impact of my comments and apologise for not having weighed them more carefully ... I was wrong to have spoken in a way that has resulted in an unintended signal of discouragement to talented girls and women.lawrence summers
It is a royal privilege to do good and be ill spoken of.antisthenes
All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak, and not always with my advance approval, and I expect that to continue in the future.jerry ford
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff, The cliff in being backed by continent; It looked as if a night of dark intent Was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. There would be more than ocean-water broken Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.robert frost
Some of the greatest lessons you learn in life are the ones communicated without a single word spoken.steve maraboli
Remember what Simonides said, that he never repented that he had held his tongue, but often that he had spoken.Plutarch
Men are in the habit, when the truth is exhibited by the servants of God, of saying, All is mystery; they have spoken in parables, and, therefore, are not to be understood. It is true they have eyes to see, and see not, but none are so blind as those who will not see.smith, joseph, jr.
Space, as our mathematicians have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call Length, Breadth, and Thickness, and is always definable by reference to these planes, each at right angle to the others. But some philosophical people have been asking why three dimensions particularly why not another direction at right angles to the other three? and have even tried to construct a Four Dimensional geometry.
The Parable of the Two Sons is of the woman of Tekoa spoken at the clever instigation of Joab who was “wily and politic and unscrupulous, [and well able] to read human character and discern human motives through a very small crevice...I was meant to promote Joab’s scheme of self–interest and self-preservation.
First then, Soliloquies had need to be few, Extremely short, and spoken in passion too.
The single and most dangerous word to be spoken in business is no. The second most dangerous word is yes. It is possible to avoid saying either.
I verily believe that the kingdom of God advances more on spoken words than it does on essays written and read; on words, that is, in which the present feeling and thought of the teaching mind break into natural and forceful expression.
Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.  But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Men are in the habit, when the truth is exhibited by the servants of God, of saying, All is mystery; they have spoken in parables, and, therefore, are not to be understood. It is true they have eyes to see, and see not, but none are so blind as those who will not see.
Merlin in our time Hath spoken also, not in jest , and sworn Though men may wound him that he will not die , But pass, again to come; and then or now Utterly smite the heathen underfoot, Till these and all men hail him for their king.
A prudent and discreet Silence will be sometimes more to thy Advantage, than the most witty expression, or even the best contrived Sincerity. A Man often repents that he has spoken, but seldom that he has held his Tongue.thomas fuller
it is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights .
Do not let habit, born from experience, force you along this road, directing aimless eye and echoing ear and tongue; but judge by reason the much contested proof which I have spoken.
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.