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Proverbs containing the word Tongue

The tongue is not steel, yet it cuts

A sharp tongue wounds. If you do not wish to hurt people's feelings, do not speak too harshly. As it says in the Apocrypha: 'Many have fallen by... Read more →

A still tongue makes a wise head

You will learn more by listening to other people than by talking yourself.

He that hath not silver in his purse should have silk in his tongue

A man without money cannot afford to offend those to whom he looks for financial assistance.

He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue

This teaches the value of silence at times when to speak would do more harm than good.