Pitchers have ears. [ William Shakespeare ]
The belly has no ears. [ Plutarch ]
Faith sees by the ears. [ Proverb ]
The stomach has no ears. [ Proverb ]
For mad words deaf ears. [ Proverb ]
A hungry belly has no ears. [ Proverb ]
I wait with listening ears. [ Virgil ]
Hungry bellies have no ears. [ Proverb ]
Cities are taken by the ears. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
To hold the wolf by the ears. [ Proverb ]
Little pitchers have wide ears. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Fields have eyes and hedges ears. [ Proverb ]
Babbling curs never want sore ears. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
I have a dog of Blenheim birth.
With fine long ears and full of mirth;
And sometimes, running over the plain,
He tumbles on his nose:
But quickly jumping up again
Like lightning on he goes! [ Ruskin ]
The world recedes; it disappears!
Heaven opens on my eyes! my ears
With sounds seraphic ring:
Lend, lend your wings! I mount! I fly!
O Grave! where is thy victory?
O Death! where is thy sting? [ Pope ]
To glean the broken ears after the man
That the main harvest reaps. [ William Shakespeare ]
My birthday! - what a different sound
That word had in my youthful ears;
And how each time the day comes round.
Less and less white its mark appears. [ Moore ]
Spies are the ears and eyes of princes. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Judges should have two ears, both alike. [ German Proverb ]
Children have wide ears and long tongues. [ Proverb ]
Discreet women have neither eyes nor ears. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The camel going to get horns lost his ears. [ Proverb ]
Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. [ Fielding ]
Stuffing the ears of men with false reports. [ William Shakespeare ]
Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies
From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes. [ Pope ]
One pair of ears draws dry a hundred tongues. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Observation - activity of both eyes and ears. [ Horace Mann ]
Must I tell you a tale and find you ears too? [ Proverb ]
His delicate ears are delighted with a title. [ Horace ]
This is the slowest, yet the daintiest sense;
For even the ears of such as have no skill,
Perceive a discord, and conceive offence;
And knowing not what's good, yet find the ill. [ Sir John Davies ]
The wise man has long ears and a short tongue. [ German Proverb ]
There is music in all things, If men had ears. [ Byron ]
My will enkindled by mine eyes and ears,
Two traded pilots 'twixt the dangerous shores,
Of will and judgment. [ William Shakespeare ]
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. [ William Shakespeare ]
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night.
Like softest music to attending ears! [ William Shakespeare ]
Into these ears of mine,
These credulous ears, he poured the sweetest words
That art or love could frame. [ Beaumont ]
He is not so much worth as his ears full of water. [ Proverb ]
No radiant pearl which crested fortune wears,
No gem that, twinkling, hangs from beauty's ears,
Not the bright stars which night's blue arch adorn,
Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn.
Shine with such lustre as the tear that breaks
For other's woe, down virtue's manly cheeks. [ Darwin ]
The eyes believe themselves, the ears other people. [ German Proverb ]
Discreet wives have sometimes neither eyes nor ears. [ Proverb ]
I'll make the fur fly about the ears of the old cur. [ Butler ]
Better be up to the ankles, than quite over head and ears. [ Proverb ]
It is difficult to speak to the belly because it has no ears. [ Plutarch ]
O that men's ears should be to counsel deaf, but not to flattery! [ Shakespeare ]
One should choose a wife with the ears, rather than with the eyes. [ Proverb ]
Keep your eyes and ears open, if you desire to get on in the world. [ Douglas Jerrold ]
Men are like stone jugs - you may lug them where you like by the ears. [ Johnson ]
Speak to living ears as you will wish you had spoken when they are dead.
Use your ears and eyes, but hold your tongue, if you would live in peace.
To sleep on both ears, (i.e. soundly, as no longer needing to keep awake. [ Proverb ]
The animal with long ears, after having drunk, gives a kick to the bucket. [ From the Italian ]
The public are to be caught by the ears, as one takes a pot by the handles. [ Proverb ]
Despatch is taking time by the ears; hurry is taking it by the end of the tail. [ Henry Wheeler Shaw (pen name Josh Billings) ]
Ignorant people are to be caught by the ears as one catches a pot by the handle. [ From the French ]
The eyes, the ears, the tongue, the hands, the feet, they all fast in their way. [ Proverb ]
Eyes and ears, two trade pilots 'twixt the dangerous shores of will and Judgment. [ William Shakespeare ]
Action is eloquence, and the eyes of the ignorant are more learned than their ears. [ William Shakespeare ]
It is a shame for the tongue to cast itself upon the uncertain pardon of other's ears. [ Bishop Hall ]
Ten Things To Do.
Do good to all.
Speak evil of none.
Hear and know the facts before judging.
Think before speaking.
Hold an angry tongue.
Be kind to the distressed.
Ask pardon for all wrongs.
Be patient toward everybody.
Stop the ears to a tale-bearer.
Disbelieve most of the ill reports concerning friends, neighbors, and people in general.
Melodies die out, like the pipe of Pan, with the ears that love them and listen for them. [ George Eliot ]
He that meddleth with strife belonging not to him is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. [ Bible ]
There are those who have nothing chaste but their ears, and nothing virtuous but their tongues. [ De Finod ]
Her golden locks she roundly did uptie in braided trammels, that no looser hairs did out of order stray about her dainty ears. [ Spenser ]
How can you make a fool perceive that he is a fool? Such a personage can no more see his own folly than he can see his own ears. [ Thackeray ]
The manner of your speaking is full as important as the natter, as more people have ears to be tickled than understandings to judge. [ Chesterfield ]
Midas longed for gold. He got gold, so that whatever he touched became gold; and he, with his long ears, was little the better for it. [ Carlyle ]
Avoid an inquisitive person, for he is sure to be a gossip; ears always open to hear will not keep faithfully what is intrusted to them. [ Horace ]
With some life is exactly like a sleigh-drive, showy and tinkling, but affording just as little for the heart as it offers much to eyes and ears. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The men who convey and those who listen to calumnies should, if I could have my way, all hang, the talebearers by their tongues, the listeners by their ears. [ Plautus ]
The law of perseverance is among the deepest in man; by nature he hates change; seldom will he quit his old house till it has actually fallen about his ears. [ Carlyle ]
Immortality o'ersweeps all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, and peals, like the eternal thunder of the deep, into my ears this truth: Thou livest forever! [ Byron ]
Men, as well as women, are oftener led by their hearts than their understandings. The way to the heart is through the senses; please their eyes and ears, and the work is half done. [ Chesterfield ]
Milton almost requires a solemn service of music to be played before you enter upon him. But he brings his music, to which who listen had need bring docile thoughts and purged ears. [ Lamb ]
Well was it said by a man of sagacity that dancing was a sort of privileged and reputable folly, and that the best way to be convinced of this was to close the ears and judge of it by the eyes alone. [ Gotthold ]
Let women paint their eyes with tints of chastity, insert into their ears the word of God, tie the yoke of Christ around their necks, and adorn their whole persons with the silk of sanctity and the damask of devotion. [ Tertullian ]
Whoever can make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. [ Jonathan Swift ]
I am of opinion that there is nothing so beautiful but that there is something still more beautiful, of which this is the mere image and expression, - a something which can neither be perceived by the eyes, the ears, nor any of the senses; we comprehend it merely in the imagination. [ Cicero ]
Have you ever rightly considered what the mere ability to read means? That it is the key which admits us to the whole world of thought and fancy and imagination? to the company of saint and sage, of the wisest and the wittiest at their wisest and wittiest moment? That it enables us to see with the keenest eyes, hear with the finest ears, and listen to the sweetest voices of all time? More than that, it annihilates time and space for us. [ Lowell ]