Speaking Quotes

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.

Thomas Neiel

If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.

George Barzan

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Ben Jonson

Two monologues do not make a dialogue.

Jeff Daly

Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.

Spanish Proverb

You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.

John Ford

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

Desiderius Erasmus

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

D. H. Lawrence

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

Dorothy Sarnoff

Time flies and draws us with it. The moment in which I am speaking is already far from me.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

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

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

Cato the Elder

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

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

An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.

Alan Jay Lerner

Christ Himself has said: They are no longer two, but they are one flesh (Matt. 19:6). Is it strange then, if they are one flesh, that they should have one tongue and should say the same words, since they are one flesh, Head and body? Let us therefore hear them as one. But let us listen to the Head speaking as Head, and to the body speaking as the body. We do not separate the two realities, but two different dignities; for the Head saves, and the body is saved.

St. Augustine of Hippo

It may justly be urged that, properly speaking, what alone has meaning is a sentence.

John Langshaw Austin

I will dwell a little longer on his character; for it was of a very extraordinary composition. He began to make a considerable figure very early. ... He had a wonderful faculty in speaking to a popular assembly, and could mix both the facetious and the serious way of arguing very agreeably. He had a particular talent to make others trust to his judgment, and depend on it: and he brought over so many to a submission to his opinion, that I never knew any man equal to him in the art of governing parties, and of making himself the head of them. He was, as to religion, a deist at best.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

For the women who mourn their dead in the secret night, For the children taught to keep quiet, the old children, The children spat-on at school. For the wrecked laboratory, The gutted house, the dunged picture, the pissed-in well The naked corpse of Knowledge flung in the square And no man lifting a hand and no man speaking.

Stephen Vincent Bent

Universality and rationality were the hallmarks of all these teachings. But very quickly culturewhich was for Kant and, speaking anachronistically, for Rousseau, singularbecame cultures.

Allan David Bloom

Its been a moment since Ive done some public speaking. I find now-a-days its best to keep quiet.

Drake

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. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry, A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou may'st love on, through love's eternity.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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