Speech Quotes

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

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

Money is property; it is not speech.

John Paul Stevens

There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast.

Jean de la Bruyere

One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear; and there is damnation in the things that wicked men love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what winds are to oceans and malarial regions, which waft away the elements of disease, and bring new elements of health. And where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.

Henry Ward Beecher

We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear those words I say to myself, That man is a Red, that man is a Communist. You never heard a real American talk in that manner.

Hague, Frank

Through the perfect karma of good deeds, one meets the Perfect Guru, whose speech is perfect.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.

Thich Nhat Hanh

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Mark Twain

Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.

Francis Bacon

Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.

Henry David Thoreau

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words

Bible

Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal

Muriel Humphrey

Speech happens to not be his language

Madame de Stael

Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding

George Savile

A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart

Peggy Noonan

Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity

Gustave Flaubert

A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start it, but to end it requires considerable skill.

Lord Mansfield

Speech is the image of actions

Solon

A person's character is revealed by their speech

Greek proverb

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Charles M. de Talleyrand

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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