Speech Quotes

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech

Anthony M. Kennedy

Without free speech no search for Truth is possible; without free speech no discovery of Truth is useful; without free speech progress is checked, and the nations no longer march forward towards 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; the denial slays the life of the people and entombs the hope of the race.

Charles Bradlaugh

Sexual speech, not MacKinnon's speech, is the most repressed and disdained kind of expression in our world, and MacKinnon is no rebel or radical to attack it.

Susannah

A good sketch is better than a long speech.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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.

Buddha

Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.

John Gay

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Thomas Carlyle

Advertising is speech. It's regulated because it's often effective speech.

Jef I. Richards

Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.

Robert South

A great speech is literature.

Peggy Noonan

The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech is oft repented, silence never

Danish Proverb

Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both

John Andrew Holmes

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.

Gustave Flaubert

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, Sr.

Literature is the immortality of speech

August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Silence is golden; speech is silver

American Proverb

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he.

Publilius Syrus

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

Dr. Laurence J. Peter

As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion.

Stewart Dalzell

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha
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