Speaking Quotes

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 the heart of your audience

Alexander Gregg

Generally speaking, actors are allowed NO input. Actors are dumb.

Dirk Benedict

Are you asking me while I am under complete siege? You are a wonderful journalist. You have to respect your profession. You have to be accurate when you are speaking with General Yasser Arafat. Be quiet! You are covering, with such questions, the terrorist activities of the Israeli occupation and the Israeli crimes. Be fair! Why do you make these certain mistakes? Thank you. Bye, bye!

Yasser Arafat

No site in the forest is without significance, not a glade, not a thicket that does not provide analogies to the labyrinth of human thoughts. Who among those people with a cultivated spirit, or whose heart has been wounded, can walk in a forest without the forest speaking to him?... If one searched for the causes of that sensation, at once solemn, simple, gentle, mysterious, that seizes one, perhaps it would be found in the sublime and ingenious spectacle of all the creatures obeying their destinies, immutably docile.

Honore de Balzac†

Speaking as a black person, welfare is the worst thing that's ever happened to us.

Charles Evers

The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him.

Aharon Appelfeld

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.

Barbara De Angelis

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

Dorothy Sarnoff

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.

Desiderius Erasmus

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.

David Hume

From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance.

Italian Proverb

The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”

William Shakespeare

The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.

William Shakespeare

If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile . . . her look . . . her way Of speaking gently . . . for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day- For these things in themselves, Beloved, may be changed, or change for thee- and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I should like to begin with a philosophical comment. I do not think that when one is speaking of hardships or benefits one can reasonably speak in terms of classes or social groups but only in terms of individuals.

Sir John James Cowperthwaite

Speaking to a lawyer about pictures is something like talking to a butcher about humanity.

John Constable

We think fast food is equivalent to pornography, nutritionally speaking.

Steve Elbert

Lyrically speaking, I know that there were a lot of things going on in and around the world and there were some very specific people in my mind coming dangerously close to having megolomaniacal tendancies and so I did my best to write those thoughts down.

Brandon Boyd

Believe it or not, after the Second Vatican Council anticlericalism is a Catholic virtue. In elaborating a theology of laity, as many call it, and speaking of a hierarchy of service rather than of domination in the Church, Vatican II implicitly endorsed opposition to clericalism, which is a policy of maintaining or increasing the power of a religious hierarchy. Clearly, this sort of anticlericalism has nothing to do with the other anticlericalism.

Leon Bertoletti

An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.

Cato the Elder

Peter the Hermit, Calvin, and Robespierre, each at an interval of three hundred years and all three from the same region, were, politically speaking, the Archimedean screws of their age, at each epoch a Thought which found its fulcrum in the self-interest of mankind.

Honor de Balzac

The first rule of my speaking is: listen!

Larry King

The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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