Speaking Quotes

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

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.

Winston Churchill

O, let my books be then the eloquence and dumb presages of my speaking breast.

William Shakespeare

The king, if the illness did not intervene, would have made an official visit to the Western Cape as part of our efforts to make right the wrongs of the past, particularly apartheid legislation and the alienation of the Xhosa speaking communities.

Ebrahim Rasool

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

It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.

Joseph Priestley

Whether we are filled with joy or grief, our angels are close to us, speaking to our hearts of God's love.

Eileen Elias Freeman

Prayer is the spirit speaking truth to Truth.

Philip James Bailey

Bush is a very poor impromptu speaker. He does fine in small groups but when speaking without a script in front of large groups or answering questions he wasn't prepped for, he has problems.

Peter Schuyler

I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinkin

Henry Louis Mencken

The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.

Thomas Jefferson

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