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100 Best Don't Open Your Mouth Quotes (2023)

1. “Don’t trip over what is behind you.”

2. “Silence is the best response when faced with stupidity. Don’t engage; it’s not worth it!”

3. “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.” – Maurice Switzer

4. “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. ”

5. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence. ”

6. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ”

7. “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. ”

8. “Some people’s mouths are like automatic error machines. The best way to avoid mishaps is to keep them shut.”

9. “It is better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

10. “Silence can be a form of self-defense. When in doubt, protect yourself by not saying anything.”

11. “Don’t you open your mouth about the best!”

12. “Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut” – Jimmy Conway character from “Goodfellas”

13. “It is better to keep quiet and seem ignorant,” he reportedly advised an American dignitary, “than to speak up and remove all doubt.”

14. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ”

15. “If stupidity was a language, some people would be fluent. But hey, at least they’re speaking it with their mouths shut.” MISSING FRIENDS QUOTES FUNNY

16. “Today i will do what others won't so tomorrow i can do what others can’t. ”

17. “If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small. ”

18. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. ”

19. “They say actions speak louder than words, but in some cases, inaction (keeping your mouth shut) speaks even louder.”

20. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. ”

21. “Let go of the shit that suffocates your soul.”

22. You open your mouth before noticing your thoughts and then go: “Did I Just Say That Out Loud?

23. “Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re a fool, rather than opening it and confirming their suspicions.”

24. “The only time it’s safe to have an open mouth is when you’re yawning or eating. Otherwise, keep it shut!”

25. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs. ”

26. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. ”

27. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ”

28. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts. ”

29. “Fools who keep quiet are deemed wise; those who shut their lips are smart.”

30. “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is considered wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”

31. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack. ”

32. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. ”

33. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. ”

34. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ”

35. “If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut. ” – Albert Einstein

36. “Keeping your mouth shut isn’t a sign of weakness; it shows you have control over what comes out.”

37. “It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”

38. “Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.” -Arabic Proverb

39. “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt” ­­- Mark Twain (attributed)

40. “Remember, silence is a beautiful thing. Some people should try it for a change.”

41. “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. ” Proverbs 17:28 American King James Bible

42. “Sometimes I keep my mouth shut just to maintain the element of surprise.”

43. “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. ”

44. “Think twice before opening your mouth. You don’t want to regret those words as they leave your lips.”

45. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. ”

46. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. ”

47. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and to remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

48. “When you know you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut” – Will Rogers

49. “It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool.” says Dr. Arthur Burns, “than to speak and remove all doubts.”

50. “Remember, you have the right to remain silent. Exercise that right frequently!”

51. “Keep your mouth closed and let your eyes do the talking. Words can sometimes get you in trouble.”

52. ‘Tis better to keep quiet and be thot a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

53. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

54. “For the unwise man ’tis best to be mute

55. “Don’t take another mouthful before you have swallowed what is in your mouth” – African Proverb

56. “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”

57. “The less you say, the more people will wonder about you. Let them create their own narrative.”

58. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener. ”

59. “It is better to be silent and thought dumb than to speak and remove all doubt.” – Anonymous

60. “The risk of saying something stupid increases exponentially when you decide to open your mouth. Keep that in mind.”

61. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ”

62. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ”

63. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. ”

64. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ”

65. “If you keep your mouth shut, the flies won’t get in” – Spanish proverb

66. “A year from now you may wish you had started today. ”

67. “Remember, your mouth has a filter called ‘think before you speak.’ It’s wise to make use of it.”

68. “When 99% of people doubt your idea, you’re either gravely wrong or about to make history. ”

69. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. ”

70. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. ”

71. “Even fools seem smart when they are quiet.”

72. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. ”

73. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live. ”

74. Your income. Your next move

75. “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done. ”

76. “The closed mouth catches no flies” – 1742 B. Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac

77. “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. ” – Earnest Hemingway

78. “The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are. ”

79. “I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t. ”

80. “It’s a queer world. Remain silent and others suspect that you are ignorant; talk and you remove all doubt about of it.” – Anonymous

81. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

82. “The habits that took years to build, do not take a day to change. ”

83. “Silence is a precious gift. Cherish it, practice it, and savor the awkward moments it creates.”

84. “Silence is golden, especially when you’re sitting next to someone who won’t stop talking.”

85. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

86. You want to state your differing opinion, but end up “going with the flow” of everybody else’s thoughts, mildly agreeing with what you really don’t agree with.

87. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. ”

88. “Feeling the urge to speak? Count to ten first. More often than not, you’ll realize silence was the better option.”

89. “Life tip: If you can’t say something nice, just shut up. It’ll save you from a lot of unnecessary drama.” “It’s incredible how many problems can be solved by simply not saying anything at all.”

90. “Silence may be a virtue, but so is sarcasm. Choose your weapon wisely!”

91. “After all, perhaps, it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. ” – Anonymous

92. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. ”

93. You don’t know much about what is being spoken about, but you “blurt out” an opinion anyway. . . and are embarrassed when the ensuing silence makes you realize it was a really “dumb” comment

94. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

95. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything. ”

96. “Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent — discerning, when he seals his lips.”

97. “The activity you’re most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity. ”

98. “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain

99. “Always keep your mouth closed when a meeting is going really well or deteriorating into Dante’s inferno” – unknown

100. “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubts.” – Anonymous

101. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ””

102. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. ”

103. “Just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up. ”

104. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. ”

105. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. ”

106. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. ”

107. “My favorite exercise is keeping my mouth shut and letting people assume I know everything.”

108. “When in doubt, zip it. Mouths tend to have a mind of their own, and they often don’t align with our brains.”

109. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. ”

110. “Even a fool, if he stays silent, is thought wise; he who keeps his mouth shut can pass for smart.”

111. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ”

112. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. ”

113. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. ”

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