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Definition: Speech
Definition: Communication

“Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.”
–  Francis Bacon, Sr.

“Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.” Publilius Syrus

“Do not speak – unless it improves on silence.” Buddhist saying

“Seven things apply to an uncultured person (Heb., ‘golem’), and seven to a wise person. A wise person does not speak before one who is greater than he in wisdom or years; he does not interrupt his fellow; he is not rushed to respond; he asks relevant questions; he answers accurately; he discusses first things first and last things last; on what he did not hear, he says ‘I did not hear;’ and he admits to the truth. The opposite of these is true of the golem.”(The Mishna Tractate Pirke Avot 5:10)

“You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water,
mingle together.” Buddha

Factors of Communication
Cause & Effect illustrations
Scientology Handbook

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.” —Buddha

“The first step in the Sadhana is the cleansing of the speech. Talk sweet without anger. Do not boast of your scholarship or attainments. Be humble, eager to serve; conserve your speech. Practice silence. That will save you from squabbles, frittering thoughts and faction.” Sai Baba

“Aisee Vani Boliye, Mun Ka Aapa Khoye Apna Tan Sheetal Kare, Auran Ko Sukh Hoye” Speak such words which are humble. Such words would calm yourself as it would calm others too. Sant Kabir

“What do we mean by the discovery of identity? We mean finding out what your real desires and characteristics are, and being able to live in a way
that expresses them. You learn to be authentic, to be honest in the
sense of allowing your behavior and your speech to be the true and
spontaneous expression of your inner feelings.” ~Abraham Maslowfrom The Farther Reaches of Human Nature

“A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say,
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.”
~ Emily Dickinson  (A Word)

“Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.” ~ Rita Mae Brown  (Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles)

“Speak such words that will cause your benefit. Tukaram says, purify yourself instead of pointing out impurities of others”. – Sant Tukaram

Tulsi meethe bachan te sukh upajat chahun oor Basikaran ek mantra hai pariharu bachan kathor” Says Tulsi sweet speech creates happiness all around. If you want to win over the hearts of others then don’t speak harsh words. – Tulsidas

[1] “Guard your tongue if nothing else; For words unguarded cause distress.”
Tirukkural 0127
[2] “The wound caused by fire will heal within, But not the scar left by the tongue.” Tirukkural 0129



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