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He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. ~ Book of Proverbs
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. ~ Book of Proverbs
I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison. ~ Alice Cooper
Divers philosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the mouth. ~ William Shakespeare

Lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and many animals. Lips are soft, movable, and serve as the opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech. Human lips are a tactile sensory organ, and can be erogenous when used in kissing and other acts of intimacy.


  • Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely.
  • Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue.
  • Some asked me where the rubies grew,
    And nothing I did say,
    But with my finger pointed to
    The lips of Julia.
    • Robert Herrick, "The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls" in Hesperides (1648)
  • Lips are no part of the head, only made for a double-leaf door for the mouth.
  • Her lips were red, and one was thin,
    Compared to that was next her chin,
    (Some bee had stung it newly).
    • John Suckling, "A Ballad Upon a Wedding, St. 1, in Fragmenta Aurea (1646)
  • With that she dasht her on the lippes,
    So dyed double red;
    Hard was the heart that gave the blow,
    Soft were those lippes that bled.
    • William Warner, Albion's England, Bk. VIII, Ch. XLI, St. 53
  • As a pomegranate, cut in twain,
    White-seeded is her crimson mouth.
    • Oscar Wilde, "La Bella Donna della Mia Mente" in Poèmes (1907)
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