Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
One of my favorite little sayings is, 'To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.'
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
The origin of all revolutions and corruption, and the spur and source of all base morals are just two sayings: The First Saying: 'So long as I'm full, what is it to me if others die of hunger?' The Second Saying: 'You suffer hardship so that I can live in ease; you work so that I can eat.'
There are two sayings that are familiar in every news room across the country: 1) sex sells; 2) if it bleeds it leads.
Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John.
The Gospel of Thomas claims to be the secret sayings of Jesus. There are 114 of them, so it says many things, but the central message is that Jesus is the one who reveals the divine light that brought the universe into being, and that you and I also reveal that light.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.