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Speech Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Speech

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Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

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A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler


 

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression
of free speech and assembly.
Men feared witches and burnt women.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means-
speech,
writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point -
to accelerate revolutionary development.
- Johann Most

English is clipped in speech.
Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine

I will be brief.
Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali,
who gave the world's shortest speech.
He said I will be so brief I have already finished,
and he sat down.
- Gene Fowler

Speech is the mirror of the soul.
- Publilius Syrus

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange
has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
- John Mortimer

Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone,
any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
- Kin Hubbard

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech,
lest they should be set to earn their livings.
- Kenneth Grahame

The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading.
Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud,
and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
- Marlee Matlin

Whoever thinks that he alone has speech,
or possesses speech or mind above others,
when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
- Sophocles

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice,
and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
- Voltaire

One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant
stratagem to cover nakedness.
- Harold Pinter

Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail,
which has been specially invented for the purpose,
involving neither physical proximity nor speech.
- Auberon Waugh

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
- Thomas Hobbes

And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve,
uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed,
and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant.
- Thomas Goodwin

I never expect to lose.
Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech
in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to
mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'
- Jim Hightower

Literature is the immortality of speech.
- August Wilhelm von Schlegel

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

In rendering its decision in our case,
the Supreme Court equated money with speech because
these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
- James L. Buckley

The basic line in any good verse is cadenced...
building it around the natural breath structures of speech.
- Kenneth Rexroth

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself,
it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically,
Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
- Walt Whitman

My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who
speaks the Northern Ireland speech.
It's a terrific complicating factor,
not just in Northern Ireland,
but Ireland generally.
- Seamus Heaney

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence,
and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is
more than to speak in good words,
or in good order.
- Francis Bacon

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead:
therefore we must learn both arts.
- Thomas Carlyle

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake,
matters become political by definition,
for speech is what makes man a political being.
- Hannah Arendt

Every St.
Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another
Irishman to make a speech to.
- Shane Leslie

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

We who officially value freedom of speech above life
itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

In all sincere speech there is power,
not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.
- George Henry Lewes

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit
free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.
- Adrian Cronauer

He didn't say that.
He was reading what was given to him in a speech.
- Richard Darman

All the big powers they've silenced me.
So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
- Jack Kevorkian

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson

Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal.
- Muriel Humphrey

When a man is asked to make a speech,
the first thing he has to decide is what to say.
- Gerald R. Ford

Every couple of seconds out here they're honoring somebody.
You've got to get dressed, go in and sit down.
Invariably somebody makes a speech.
- Dom DeLuise

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year
is bound to repeat himself,
not because he has little to say, but because he wants
applause and the old stuff gets it.
- William Feather

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to
power on the ladder of free speech.
Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed
all free speech except his own.
- Herbert Hoover

Happy is the man whom the Muses love:
sweet speech flows from his mouth.
- Hesiod

The color of the mountains is Buddha's body;
the sound of running water is his great speech.
- Dogen

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
- Walter Bagehot

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at
a loss for words because he is always half-expecting
to be asked to make a speech.
- Richard M. Nixon

Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men,
whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men,
whereby to conceal it.
- Robert South

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -
like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should
also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.
- Stockwell Day

I do find my speech difficult at times,
but it's getting so much better as my confidence grows
and that's thanks to the position I'm now in,
which is totally due to my fans.
- Gareth Gates

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
- Max Eastman

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

It is clear that not in one thing alone,
but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
- Herodotus

I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom -
of speech,
thought and political activity.
- John Hall

In making a speech one must study three points:
first,
the means of producing persuasion; second,
the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
- Aristotle

The President's speech suggested to me that were we
to follow his leadership,
we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years.
I also hope I am wrong on this.
- Daniel Inouye


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