ಮಾತು ಚಂದ, ಮೌನ ಚಂದ…. ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ನಲ್ನುಡಿ, ಶುಭಾಷಿತಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನೆ, ಓದಿ,
conptemplate ಮಾಡಿ , ಚೆನ್ನಿದ್ದರೆ ಮಿತ್ರರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹಂಚಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.
The flowering moments of the mind
Drop half their petals in our speech.
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.,
Man is born with the faculty of speech. Who gives it to him? He who gives the bird its song. Joseph Joubert
Speech was made to open man to man, and not to hide him; to promote commerce, and not betray it. David Lloyd (1), State Worthies
If you your lips would keep from slips,
Five things observe with care;
To whom you speak, of whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.
– William Edward Norris, Thirlby Hall
I am a barbarian here, because I am not understood by anyone.
[Lat., Barbarus his ego sum, quia non intelligor ulli.]
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech. Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus), De Institutione Oratoria (II, 17, 2)
According to Solomon, life and death are in the power of the tongue; and as Euripides truly affirmeth, every unbridled tongue in the end shall find itself unfortunate; for in all that ever I observed in the course of worldly things, I ever found that men’s fortunes are oftener made by their tongues than by their virtues, and more men’s fortunes overthrown thereby, also, than by their vices. Sir Walter Raleigh (1)
I will speak daggers to her, but use none. William Shakespeare
There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press. Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens), In License of the Press
ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯದ ರಕ್ಷಣೆಗೆ ಕಾನೂನುಗಳಿವೆ, ಆದರೆ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಿಂದ ಜನರನ್ನು ರಕ್ಷಿಸಲು ಯಾವುದೇ ಕಾನೂನುಗಳಿಲ್ಲ, ಎಂಥ ವಿಪರ್ಯಾಸ ಅಲ್ಲವೇ?