Conversation teaches more than Meditation (Post No. 2485)

 

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Date: 13 January 2016

 

Post No. 2485

 

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SPEACH PROVERBS: PART 4 (LAST PART)

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Conversation

104.Conversation makes one what he is.

105.Conversation teaches more than Meditation.

107.Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

108.He that converses not, knows nothing.

109.Sweet discourse makes short days and nights.

110.Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear (a remark made when a person mentioned in conversation unexpectedly arrives on the scene.)

 

111.Many speak much who cannot speak well.

112.He cannot speak well, that cannot hold his tongue

113.Flow of words is not always flow of wisdom.

114.Empty vessels make the most sound.

115.Great talkers fire too fast to take aim.

116.The mill that is always going grinds coarse and fine Those who talk constantly will often say what is better left unsaid).

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117.Great talkers are like leaky pitchers, everything runs out of them.

118.He must have leave to speak who cannot hold his tongue.

119.The eternal talker neither hears nor learns.

120.The tongue of idle person is never still.

 

Slander

120.A man act unrighteous and not even make mention virtue, but if he would refrain from slander behind others back it would be creditable to him – Tirukkural 181

121.Greeting a friend with false smile but speaking ill of him behind his back, is conduct more despicable than denouncing righteousness and doing evil. – Tirukkural 182

 

122.Death after a virtuous life is preferable to a life sustained by lies and slander. – Tirukkural 183

 

SPEECH IS SILVER, SILENCE IS GOLDEN

123.Silence is golden.

124.Silence is of the gods (Chinese Proverb)

125.Silence is the sweet medicine of the heart (Chinese Proverb)

126.A good bestill is worth a groat (Bestill is a command to be silent.

127.A close mouth catches no flies.

128.It is good to have a hatch before the door (Meaning: one should be able to keep silent when necessary)

129.Good that teeth guard the tongue.

130.A still tongue makes a wise head.

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First Governor General Mr. C. Rajagopalachari with Dr. Rajendra Prasad (centre) and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (right), 1948.

131.No wisdom to silence

  1. A wise head makes a close mouth.

133.Silence never makes mistakes (Hindi Proverb).

134.If you keep your tongue prisoner, your body may go free.

135.He knows enough that knows nothing f he knows how to hold his peace.

136.Neglect will kill an injury sooner than revenge (It is more effective to remain silent than retaliate when insulted).

137.No reply is best.

138.Silence is a woman’s best garment

Quietness is a great treasure.

139.Silence catches a mouse.

140.Sorrow makes silence her best orator.

 

141.Silence means consent

142.Silence and thinking can no man offend.

143.Silence does seldom harm.

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144.Speech is silver, Silence is golden.

145.Talking comes by nature, Silence by understanding.

146.Wise men silent, fools talk.

147.He that speaks sows, and he that holds his peace gathers.

148.There is a time to speak and a time to be silent.

149.More have repented speech than silence.

150.Better say nothing, than not to the purpose.

151.Speak fitly, or be silent wisely.

 

152.He that is silent, gather tones.

153.Still waters run deep.

154.Beware of a silent man and still water.

155.From a choleric man withdraw a little; from him that says nothing for ever.

156.Dumb dogs are dangerous.

(I will give Sanskrit Proverbs on Speech and Silence separately:swami_48@yaoo.com)

 

-Subham-

Nature has given us 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, 2 legs, 2 hands, but ONE MOUTH! Why? (Post No. 2482)

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(SPEECH PROVERBS: Part 3)

61.Words may pass, but blows fall heavy.

62.Guard your tongue, whatever else you may not guard, otherwise you will come to grief through wrong utterance– Tirukkural 127

63.Never speak ill of the dead.

64.It is a good tongue that says no ill, and a better heart that thinks none.

65.To speak ill of others is the fifth element (four elements are earth, air, fire and water according to medieval philosophy. So fifth element is contrary to nature).

66.Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

 

 

67.Say well or be still.

68.Of him that speaks ill, consider the life more than the word.

69.Ill will never said well.

70.Ill words are bellows to a slackening fire.

71.Good words anoint us, and ill do unjoint us.

 

72.If a man utters well considered pleasing words, he will grow in virtue while his sin will decrease– Tirukkural 96

73.What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks.

74.Speech is the picture of the mind.

75.In many words, a lie or two may escape.

76.In many words, the truth goes by.

 

77.From hearing comes wisdom; from speaking repentance.

78.Hear much, speak little.

79.Hear and see and say nothing.

80.He that hears much and speaks ot at all, shall be welcome both in bower and hall.

81.Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.

 

82.Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue; to the end we should hear and see more than we speak.

 

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83.It is better to play with the ears than the tongue.

84.Hear twice before you speak once.

 

85.Brevity is the soul of wit.

86.Few words are best.

87.Deliver your words not by number but by weight.

88.Least said soonest mended.

89.Who knows most, speaks least.

90.Tell not all you know, all you have, or all you can do.

 

 

91.Whom we love best, to them we can say least.

92.Half a word is enough for a wise man ( a small hint or an indirect suggestion is sufficient for those who understand quickly).

 

93.A word to the wise is enough (verbum sapienti sat est).

94.Send a wise man on an errand and say nothing to him.

95.A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.

 

 

96.All truths are not to be told.

97.Ale sellers should not be tale-tellers.

98.Masters should be sometimes blind, and sometimes deaf.

99.Discreet women have neither eyes nor ears.

100.Name not a rope, in his house that hanged himself.

101.Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet (Chinese Proverb)

 

 

102.That is not good language which all understand not.

103.Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar (One’s thought should be those of the wise, but one’s language should be those of the common people).

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