31 Quotes About Biting Your Tongue


Taking a bite out of your tongue can be hurtful. However, this is also associated with many types of metaphors and analogies. These quotes about biting your tongue are signifiers to practicing restraint during difficult times.

“A bitter man needs to place his troubles on the front of his tongue so that they taste sweeter.”

“A slip of the foot may injure your body, but a slip of the tongue will injure your bond.”

“After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past.”

“Be polite in your speeches. Good information rudely communicated will make no positive difference.”

“Because lies outpace the truth, sooner or later you will trip up on your own tongue.”

“Breaking into the house in the middle of the night just wasn’t his style. He did his best work in plain view, and, usually, his tongue was doing most of it.”

“But unshed tears can turn rancid. So can memory. So can biting your tongue. My bad nights were beginning. I couldn’t sleep.”

“I go silent so I can write. When my tongue is wagging my fingers are silent.”

“I had killed our careful relationship by driving my tongue through its heart and pushing it off a cliff.”

“If there was one human body modification I desire, it is to make it impossible to bite your tongue or inner cheek.”

“If there’s one area of me that the devil’s got a hold of, it’s my tongue.”

“Ignorance is no reason with a fool for holding his tongue.”

“Just remember, when someone has an accent, it means that he knows one more language than you do.”

“Lend your ears to the deaf, your eyes to the blind, your hands to the weak, your tongue to the mute, your mind to the perplexed, and your heart to the weary.”

“Like a child who saves their favourite food on the plate for last, I try to save all thoughts of you for the end of the day so I can dream with the taste of you on my tongue.”

“Okay, let’s put this another way–if what you’re about to say wouldn’t look good permanently engraved on your tombstone, bite your tongue.”

“Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean.”

“One’s tongue has neither bone nor poison; however, it depends on one’s words that, what, and how it employs, which might or might not become bone and poison.”

“Pick your words carefully as it has the power to make the sentence beautiful or ugly…”

“Remember that it is quicker to destroy than build, so be careful of what you do even with your own tongue.”

“Sometimes it is best to bite your tongue, unless you’re really going to get something out of it.”

“Sometimes it’s best to bite your tongue. I’ve never been that type of person…”

“Sometimes you just need to bite your tongue. It is not always wise to speak your mind.”

“The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.”

“The chatterer reveals every corner of his shallow mind.”

“The tongue is the most remarkable. For we use it both to taste out sweet wine and bitter poison, thus also do we utter words both sweet and sout with the same tongue.”

“There are many things which can not be expressed by words. There are many words which can not be spelled by human tongue.”

“Thieves and liars kill indirectly, unintentionally, and with no other weapon than their tongues and malice.”

“We both knew what was for dinner as snake like, your tongue slithered up my leg to the inside of my thigh, flicking, tasting, teasing its prey.”

“Words can be medicines; they can also be poisons. Words can heal; they can also kill… It all depends on how, when and where they are use and against whom!”

“Your fangs aren’t as sharp as your tongue.”

Sometimes biting your tongue when you should speak up instead can lead you down a path to disaster.

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