Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Principles of Life
It has been said that when words come from the heart, they go straight to the heart; and that when they come from the tongue, they go no further than the ears.
It is quite true that there are two types of utterances. One is when one says whatever comes into one’s head, on the spur of the moment or to get by. This is an utterance which comes from the tongue. It emanates from the surface of the speaker. That is why it does not penetrate further than the surface of the listener.