a civil question deserves a civil answer
/ɐ sˈɪvəl kwˈɛstʃən dɪzˈɜːvz ɐ sˈɪvəl ˈænsɚ/
used as a reminder of the importance of effective communication and the role that civility can play in resolving conflicts and promoting peaceful interactions
a drink is shorter than a tale
/ɐ dɹˈɪŋk ɪz ʃˈɔːɹɾɚ ðˌænə tˈeɪl/
used to encourage people to be efficient and effective in their communication in order to make the most of their time and keep their audience's attention
a good tongue is a good weapon
/ɐ ɡˈʊd tˈʌŋ ɪz ɐ ɡˈʊd wˈɛpən/
used to say that the ability to speak eloquently and effectively can be a powerful tool to achieve one's goals, influence others, or resolve conflicts
a good listener is a silent flatterer
/ɐ ɡˈʊd lˈɪsənɚɹ ɪz ɐ sˈaɪlənt flˈæɾɚɹɚ/
used to imply that when someone listens attentively to another person, they are showing respect and appreciation for that person's thoughts and ideas
a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse / man
/ɐ nˈɑːd ɪz æz ɡˈʊd æz ɐ wˈɪŋk tʊ ɐ blˈaɪnd hˈɔːɹs mˈæn/
used to suggest that subtle communication or hints can be just as effective as explicit communication with someone who is ignorant or oblivious to the situation
a / one picture is worth a thousand words
/ɐ wˈʌn pˈɪktʃɚɹ ɪz wˈɜːθ ɐ θˈaʊzənd wˈɜːdz/
used to emphasize the importance of visual aids in communication, as a single picture can be more impactful and effective than a long text in conveying complex ideas or messages
actions speak louder than words
/ˈækʃənz spˈiːk lˈaʊdɚ ðɐn wˈɜːdz/
used to say that people's actions show their true intentions or beliefs more clearly than their words
must is a king's word
/mˈʌst ɪz ɐ kˈɪŋz wˈɜːd/
used to emphasize that when one expresses their thoughts or gives instructions, it is important to do so with certainty and assertiveness
a gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit
/ɐ dʒˈɛntəl tˈʌŋ ɪz ɐ tɹˈiː ʌv lˈaɪf bˌʌt pɚvˈɜːsnəs ɪn ɪt bɹˈeɪks ðə spˈɪɹɪt/
used to imply the power of language in shaping interactions, highlighting the value of using kind and gentle words to bring joy while avoiding harm caused by harsh or deceitful language
be swift to hear and slow to speak
/biː swˈɪft tə hˈɪɹ ænd slˈoʊ tə spˈiːk/
used to imply the importance of listening carefully before speaking, highlighting the value of patience and restraint in communication to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts
every picture tells / has a story
/ˈɛvɹi pˈɪktʃɚ tˈɛlz hɐz ɐ stˈoːɹi/
used to suggest that something is obvious or self-evident based on how it appears visually, as an image can reveal important information and convey a message without the need for words
hard words break no bones
/hˈɑːɹd wˈɜːdz bɹˈeɪk nˈoʊ bˈoʊnz/
used to encourage using words thoughtfully to avoid causing emotional harm, highlighting the power of language to affect others' feelings despite not causing physical harm
you (can) catch more flies with honey than (with) vinegar
/juː kæn kˈætʃ mˈoːɹ flˈaɪz wɪð hˈʌni ðɐn wɪð vˈɪnᵻɡɚ/
used to suggest that a positive and respectful approach is more effective in achieving one's goals than a negative or hostile one
kind words will unlock an iron door
/kˈaɪnd wˈɜːdz wɪl ʌnlˈɑːk ɐn ˈaɪɚn dˈoːɹ/
used to suggest that using gentle language can help overcome difficulties and achieve goals as it can inspire trust in others and make them more receptive to suggestions and requests
length begets loathing
/lˈɛŋθ bɪɡˈɛts lˈoʊðɪŋ/
used to suggest that something that continues for too long becomes tedious, boring, or irritating, causing people to lose interest or patience with it
many a true word is spoken in jest
/mˈɛni ɐ tɹˈuː wˈɜːd ɪz spˈoʊkən ɪn dʒˈɛst/
used to emphasize the importance of paying attention to humor and joking, recognizing that they can sometimes reveal deeper truths or insights into a person's beliefs or attitudes
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