Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation
Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Freedom of speech gives you the right to stay silent.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
How ironical that it is by means of speech that man can degrade himself below the level of dumb creation -- for a chatterbox is truly of a lower category than a dumb creature.
Through the perfect karma of good deeds, one meets the Perfect Guru, whose speech is perfect.
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
The most precious things in speech are pauses
Three things matter in a speech - who says it, how he says it and what he says, and of the three, the latter matters the least
Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information
Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech.
For every man's nature is concealed with many folds of disguise, and covered as it were with various veils. His brows, his eyes, and very often his countenance, are deceitful, and his speech is most commonly a lie.
Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Freedom of speech is useless without freedom of thought.
Without Freedom of thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all.
Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth