A Quote by St. Theophan the Recluse on talk, ignorance, god, spirituality, christianity, passions, truth, freedom, and meditation

"In general, Loquacity (rambling talk) opens the doors of the soul, and the devout warmth of the heart at once escapes.  Empty talk does the same, but even more so... Empty talk is the door to criticism and slander, the spreader of false rumors and opinions, the sower of discord and strife.  It stifles the taste for mental work and almost always serves as a cover for absence of sound knowledge..."

Saint Theophan the Recluse

St. Theophan the Recluse

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Lao Tzu on talk and know


Those who know don't talk.
Those who talk don't know.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by David Byrne on love, talk, nothing in common, and fascinated

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

David Byrne

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on time, kairos, talk, meaning, everything, conversation, cabbages, and kings

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax -
Of cabbages - and kings - "

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 4

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mr. on talk, walk, action, and do

Those who talk the talk should be able walk the walk.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Alcoholics Anonymous on a a, alcoholics anonymous, talk, and recovery

The spark that was to flare into the first A.A. group was struck at Akron, Ohio, in June 1935, during a talk between a New York stockbroker and an Akron physician.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Source: c.1955, Alcoholics Anonymous, "Foreward to Second Edition"

Contributed by: Zink

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on men, humanity, fall, back, get up, effort, talk, action, practice, life, sin, redemption, and throeau

Men will lie on their backs, talking about the fall of man, and never make an effort to get up.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Life Without Principle,

Contributed by: KevinBeck

A Quote by Maya Angelou on friend, ear, listen, talk, and love

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Mr. on talk, action, and work

Talking about things won't get them done. Nothing's happening unitl the work's begun.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Song: "We Can Do It" by Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Dana Meadows on culture, talk, friends, causes, believe, join, strangers, crass messages, embarrassing, shyness, intrusion, rejection, share, real, heartfelt, commitments, easier, cynicism, and dreams

It is not OK in this culture to talk to friends about causes you believe in, much less to ask them to join in. It's OK to blast perfect strangers with crass messages every hour of the day, but it's a tinge embarrassing, it brings up some shyness, it seems an intrusion, it risks rejection to share real heartfelt commitments. It's easier to share our cynicism with strangers than our dreams with friends.

Dana Meadows

Contributed by: RainbowBright

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