45 Quotes About Keeping Your Mouth Shut


When new things are happening in your life, sometimes it may be best to keep your mouth shut while things transition so you do not get too far ahead of yourself. These quotes about keeping your mouth shut will also remind you to be mindful to the types of circumstances that you speak up in.

“A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.”

“A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of the ear; kisses are the messengers of love and tenderness.”

“A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he’s going to get sick on it.”

“A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.”

“A special skill, like speaking several languages, or keeping your mouth shut in one.”

“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

“Apathy in general; people who are not standing up for what they believe in because somebody’s got a louder mouth than them; it doesn’t make any sense.”

“Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.”

“Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.”

“Costume, hair and makeup can tell you instantly, or at least give you a larger perception of who a character is. It’s the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth, so it really does establish who they are.”

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.”

“Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.”

“I do not love to work out, but if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check.”

“I know what hard times are like. I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. I’ve had struggles.”

“If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”

“In some cases is keeping your mouth shut the best answer.”

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

“It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.”

“Just because I’m sassy and have a mouth on me doesn’t mean I’m coming from a negative place.”

“Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.”

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”

“Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.”

“No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.”

“Not being categorized is like keeping your mouth shut. Categorization is linguistic, people trying to understand each other.”

“One of the coolest ways to start building a character is the way he moves his mouth, what part of the mouth he puts his words into, how he expresses himself, and there’s a certain flavor you get with a dialect.”

“One of the most beneficial things I’ve ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.”

“Self-censorship is a lie to yourself; if you are going to be trying to seriously create art, to create literary art, and you decide to hold back, to censor yourself, then you are a fool to yourself and it would be better that you kept your mouth shut and did not speak.”

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.”

“Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.”

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”

“Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.”

“The hand is, in the highest degree, a human characteristic. It is man’s organ of grasp and of the sense of touch, while in animals these two functions are relegated to the mouth.”

“There’s nothing wrong with keeping your mouth shut if you don’t have anything nice to say.”

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”

“When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.”

“When you gossip, it’s self-hexing. Because when you do it, it comes back to you. Everything starts with the word. The word is demonstrating a condition of the mind. If it’s in your mind and comes out of your mouth, it will be created.”

“Why did God give me two ears and one mouth? So that I will hear more and talk less.”

“Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That’s all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.”

“Word of mouth is the most valuable form of marketing, but you can’t buy it. You can only deliver it. And you have to really deliver.”

“You can never put too much pork in your mouth as far as I’m concerned.”

“You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.”

“You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.”

“You’re almost always better off keeping your mouth shut, but don’t let that stop you from popping off.”

Keeping your mouth shut at times is one of the best qualities you can have to protect yourself in times of difficulty.

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