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Speak quotes (51)

It does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chief Joseph   Category: Speak

When your work speaks for itself don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser   Category: Speak

Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech progress is checked and the nations no longer march forward toward the nobler life which the future holds for man. Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day but the denial stays the life of the people and entombs the hope of the race.
Charles Bradlaugh   Category: Speak

Speech is power: speech is to persuade to convert to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Speak

As the chief speaker at the dedication of the national cemetery at the Gettysburg Battlefield statesman Edward Everett wrote to Lincoln: I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Speak

Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches.
Otto von Bismarck   Category: Speak

A closed mouth gathers no foot.
Bob Cooke   Category: Speak

When a man has put a limit on what he will do he has put a limit on what he can do.
Charles Michael Schwab   Category: Speak

Let us say what we feel and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Speak

A tart temper never mellows with age and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving   Category: Speak

The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Speak

When he spoke what tender words he used! So softly that like flakes of feathered snow They melted as they fell.
John Dryden   Category: Speak

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say and then to say it with the utmost levity.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Speak

When he to whom one speaks does not understand and he who speaks himself does not understand this is metaphysics.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Speak

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Speak

MENDACIOUS adj. Addicted to rhetoric.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Speak

It is of eloquence as of a flame; it requires matter to feed it and motion to excite it; and it brightens as it burns.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Speak

As a vessel is known by the sound whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved by their speeches whether they be wise or foolish.
Demosthenes   Category: Speak

True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary And nothing but what is necessary.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Speak

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought; not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Speak

Three things matter in a speech: who says it how he says it and what he says and of the three the last matters least.
John Lord Morley   Category: Speak

Speak clearly if you speak at all; Carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Speak

To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery of happy accident.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Speak

I don't let my mouth say nothin my head cant stand.
Louis ‘Satchmo' Armstrong   Category: Speak

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
William Safire   Category: Speak

If you havent got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth   Category: Speak

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Speak

I am in earnest. I will not equivocate; I will not excuse; I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard.
William Lloyd Garrison   Category: Speak

If we could only make our hands move as actively as our tongues what wonders we could accomplish! Almost everyone loves to hear his own voice. It is so easy too! Yet if we could say less and do more for each others good not alone would every home be happier but communities would he enriched thereby. Instead of criticism by speech to show someone a better way to do a thing would be of much greater value.
John Wanamaker   Category: Speak

An after-dinner speech should be like a ladys dress-long enough to cover the subject and short enough to be interesting.
Richard Austen Butler   Category: Speak

I will try to follow the advice that a university president once gave a prospective commencement speaker. Think of yourself as the body at an Irish wake he said. They need you in order to have the party but no one expects you to say very much.
Anthony Lake   Category: Speak

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Speak

Say the best. Think the rest.
Craig Seibold   Category: Speak

All is not Gospell that thou doest speake. 1546
John Heywood   Category: Speak

What pity 'tis one that can speak so well Should in his actions be so ill!
Philip Massinger   Category: Speak

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk but a wise man speaks.
Ben Jonson   Category: Speak

Isnt it surprising how many things if not said immediately seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?
Arnot L. Sheppard Jr.   Category: Speak

When words are scarce theyre seldom spent in vain.
William Shakespeare   Category: Speak

When your heart speaks take good notes.
Judith Campbell   Category: Speak

Eschew obfuscation.
Unknown   Category: Speak

People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never share ... and no one dare disturb the Sound of Silence.
Simon & Garfunkel   Category: Speak

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor judgment to hold their tongues.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Speak

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Speak

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington   Category: Speak

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first to get into your subject then to get your subject into yourself and lastly to get your subject into your hearers.
Gregg   Category: Speak

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Speak

When you have spoken the word it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Proverb   Category: Speak

I cannot keep from talking even at the risk of being instructive.
Mark Twain   Category: Speak

I have often regretted my speech never my silence.
Xenocrates   Category: Speak

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord   Category: Speak

Think all you speak but speak not all you think. Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more.
Patrick Delany   Category: Speak