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I do want to say a few things to the graduates ... I ask you to give to your children a better world than we gave to you. I ask you to temper your striving for material success, for the glitter of things, with the drive to overcome the injustice and misery that still stalk our nation and our planet ... Be steadfast, be stronge, be of good cheer. --- Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

Let us make one point... that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile ... Smile at each other, make time for each other… (in her noble speech) --- Mother Teresa,

Never yield your courage - your courage to live, your courage to fight, to resist, to develop you own lives, to be free. I'm talking about resistance to wrong and fighting oppression. --- Roger Baldwin

No longer talk at all about the kind of man that a good man ought to be, but be such. --- Marcus Aurelius 121

Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please. --- Pythagoras 580BC

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. --- William Penn 1644

Talk not of wasted affection! Affection never was wasted.... --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

The fact that people are born with two eyes and two ears but only one tongue suggests that they ought to look and listen twice as much as they speak. --- Anon xxxx

The most beautiful thing in the world is freedom of speech. --- Diogenes 412BC

Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to becomre an excited person. Life will take on a new est, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and at yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the sme process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. --- William Butler Yeats 1865

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony. --- William Ellery Channing 1780

When you have nothing to say, say nothing. --- Charles Caleb Colton 1780

Who is there that can make muddy water clear? But if allowed to remain still, it will gradually become clear of itself… be sparing of speech, and things will come right of themselves. --- Lao-Tzu 604BC

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