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Henry David Thoreau

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Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut
KOREAN PROVERB
“If you fear embarrassment, learn to keep your mouth shut”
DR. SHAILESH THAKER
If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I've had to learn when not to tweet. Like, you learn how to keep your mouth shut? Learn to keep ...
DAN STEVENS
You never saw a fish on the wall with its mouth shut
SALLY BERGER
If you've to keep your mouth shut, then keep your mouth shut, no matter what you're feeling.
SARVESH JAIN
If the fish had not opened its mouth, it would not have been caught
PROVERB
If the fish had not opened its mouth, it would not have been caught.
UNKNOWN
I have so many favorite writers, it's very hard to select a few... of classic writers, I have al...
JOYCE CAROL OATES
The charges were put on a back burner as long as he agreed to stay out of trouble for six months. If...
CHANNING PHILLIPS
The charges were put on a back burner as long as he agreed to stay out of trouble for six months. If...
CHANNING PHILLIPS
Civil disobedience has almost always been about expression. Generally, it's nonviolent, as defin...
MARVIN AMMORI
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
GROUCHO MARX
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open
GROUCHO MARX
Henry David Thoreau was an oddball job quitter and ne'er-do-well who evolved into the bearded sa...
MICHAEL SIMS
I just stay out of trouble to stay out of trouble. I do it so I can graduate, so I can get out of he...
CHRIS THOMPSON
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If Snowden really claims that his actions amounted to genuine civil disobedience, he should go to so...
MICHAEL HAYDEN
We're having a good time. But it would be even better if the sun would just stay out.
JEFF BEAN
If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
AUSTIN O'MALLEY
Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut.
ROBERT NEWTON PECK
We don't go in thinking we're going to shut her down. We want to make her defend, especially if she'...
DAVE KRAUTH
They told me it was none of my concern and to keep my mouth shut.
BEN CARTER
If you keep your mouth shut, the flies won't get in
SPANISH PROVERB
If you keep your mouth shut, the flies won't get in
SPANISH PROVERB
We have to keep shooting the ball well, keep our defensive intensity, and stay out of foul trouble.
DEANTHONY HOLMES SR
It's a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want.
JAMES VAN DER BEEK
When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut
SOURCE UNKNOWN
If you want a fried fish to fly and enter your mouth, you must keep waiting till the unending time e...
ISRAELMORE AYIVOR
If you rest your chin on your hand when you think, it will help you keep your mouth shut.
VIKRANT PARSAI
I would handle the fish if I could. Just to make them friendly.
TOM GRIFFITHS
If only he would keep his mouth shut, he'd be perfect. A piece of duct tape would do the trick. I ha...
CHRISTINA LAUREN
Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
ENGLISH PROVERB
If I could only keep my mouth closed than would I have a fighting chance at a rational argument.
TIMOTHY O'SULLIVAN
If there's one place that I could put my finger on and say what's the No. 1 place that if a rogue ai...
JAMES HANSEN
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
CYNTHIA HEIMEL
I just shut (the pain) out, ... I told my body to shut up and keep going.
BEN ROGERS
So much for being a good friend was knowing when to keep your mouth shut.
EMMA STRAUB
Something did happen, and I really don't feel proud of it.
DEYTH BANGER
Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify -Henry Thoreau.
HENRY THOREAU
It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
MARK TWAIN
As a radio talk show host I have learned a valuable lesson. Keep your mouth shut.
CARLOS E. GALINDO
I wish people that have trouble communicating would just shut up!
TOM LEHRER
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
TOM LEHRER
As a radio talk show host I have learned a valuable lesson. Keep your mouth shut.
CARLOS GALINDO
It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, bu...
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Younger generations in particular, who have spent a great deal of time in information environments s...
HUBERT BURDA
It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt
MARK TWAIN
You have a tough crowd to please. If you arrive with something that doesn't piss anybody off, then y...
RICHARD MORTIMER
Sometimes you usually know the point where to keep your mouth shut.
CALVIN JOHNSON
Whoever keeps his mouth shut when he realizes that he is wrong is wise and he who holds the mouth ev...
VIKRANT PARSAI
But we are still together, a blow to the amoroso fame. It would be perfect if I could just find more...
ANDREA COLLA
Thoreau points out clearly that civil disobedience gets its moral authority by the willingness to su...
MICHAEL HAYDEN
Coz," he said. "You really must learn to shut your mouth from time to time. You'll taste less shoe l...
JIM BUTCHER
Love with your mouth shut, help without breaking your ass or publicizing it: keep cool, but care.
THOMAS PYNCHON
X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
ALBERT EINSTEIN
X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
R A DICKSON
Success = 1 part work + 1 part play + 1 part keep your mouth shut
ALBERT EINSTEIN
One of the most beneficial things I've ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut.
ERIC CLAPTON
Human beings exist that have integrity, that know how to keep their mouth shut, that know the bigger...
SANDRA BULLOCK
If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mo...
JOHN DRYDEN
It takes scarce dollars away from more effective programs that could help people stay out of trouble...
BETH WILSON
I guess I just wanted to see us stay out of the line of fire if we could.
GARY BOYD
You can get 900 pounds of fish in one of our nets. One man would be in trouble trying to haul that o...
AL FERNANDEZ
Just stay close to us. If we get in trouble, we'll kill everything.
ILONA ANDREWS
War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility ...
BENITO MUSSOLINI
The trouble with competitors' sycophants is they don't know where to put their tongues. Here's a sug...
MAX HAWTHORNE
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eye...
GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our mou...
GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG
Just like dogs and cats, fish feel pain, so if you wouldn't hook dogs through the mouth and drag the...
KARIN ROBERTSON
Make sure you know what's open, get a map and double check where you're riding to stay out of troubl...
NED MILLER
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk.
That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Oh Lord, help me to keep my big mouth shut until I know what I'm talking about.
UNKNOWN
If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the trouble of pressing grapes.
SCOTT LYNCH
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Some things you just can't explain. You don't even try. You don't know where to start. All your sent...
R.J. PALACIO
Dear God, help me to guard my tongue and learn to say the right thing at the right time for the rig...
UNKNOWN
Books, shmooks, this sickness has got me wishing if I can ever get out of this I'll gladly become a ...
JACK KEROUAC
I'm going to go in, keep my mouth shut and just listen to the guys, ... I have to earn the respect o...
FREDDY ADU
If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would.
BLAKE LIVELY
How simpler our lives would be if we could stay the same! We are here on the planet to learn, grow, ...
PAMELA CUMMINS
A + B + C = Success if, A = Hard Work, B = Hard Play, C = Keeping your mouth shut.
ALBERT EINSTEIN
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.
ANNE FRANK
If I could rap, that would be a sensation, but I can't, you see, I'm just a Caucasian.
RYAN STILES
If you're sick, stay home. If your children are sick, keep them out of school.
EMILY PALMER
I'm a huge David Lindsay-Abaire fan. If I could write, I would want to write like him.
TATE DONOVAN
Because, where I'm from, you see no evil, you do no evil. If you see something, you keep your mouth ...
CHARLIE JOHNSON
Into a mouth shut flies flie not.
GEORGE HERBERT
It's not the way Zane looks, David," she said, her voice trembling with anger. "It's because he make...
SCOTT WESTERFELD
You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth sh...
ROBERT DE NIRO
It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and r...
RAMI BELSON
My mother, who grew up in Pennsylvania, literally washed my mouth out with soap once for saying, ...
JOHN PIPER
I had the idea in my twenties that a writer could immediately become the late Henry James. Henry Jam...
CYNTHIA OZICK
I eat a lot of fish to stay healthy.
AARON NEVILLE
All you have to do, I tell myself, is keep your mouth shut and look stupid. It shouldn't be that har...
MARGARET ATWOOD
I've tried to just keep my mouth quiet. It is a brutal, brutal, brutal schedule. And if you go throu...
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You know, we have to learn to button it up, to be quiet and just play basketball. The refs seemed to...
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All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that d...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It's too late to be studying Hebrew; it's more important to understand even the slang of today.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We hear and apprehend only what we already half know.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The orator yields to the inspiration of a transient occasion, and speaks to the mob, before him, to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves,...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man — and I think that i...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is remarkable that, notwithstanding the universal favor with which the New Testament is outwardly...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If there is any hell more unprincipled than our rulers, and we, the ruled, I feel curious to see it.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A truly good book…teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down and commence living o...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Some men fish all their lives without knowing it is not really the fish they are after.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They ar...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
There are some who complain most energetically and inconsolably of any, because they are, as they sa...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
what a rich book might be made about buds and, perhaps, sprouts!
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is never too late to give up your prejudices
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms and did my duty faithf...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
You were once wild here
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expect...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water w...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I was once reproved by a minister who was driving a poor beast to some meeting-house horse-sheds amo...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to lov...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself,...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, an they who edit and read it are old women ov...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They ar...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
A man's ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful-while his knowledge, so called, is oft...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU