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What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

How ironical that it is by means of speech that man can degrade himself below the level of dumb creation -- for a chatterbox is truly of a lower category than a dumb creature.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

I don't mind how much my ministers talk -- as long as they do what I say.

Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.

I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

We never say so much as when we do not quite know what we want to say. We need few words when we have something to say, but all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice when we have nothing to say and want desperately to say it.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.

Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) British economist.

I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.

English proverb

A good old man, sir. He will be talking. As they say, when the age is in, the wit is out.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.