Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
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.
An orator is a good man who is skilled in speaking.
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.
An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
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.
It may justly be urged that, properly speaking, what alone has meaning is a sentence.
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.
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.
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.
Universality and rationality were the hallmarks of all these teachings. But very quickly culturewhich was for Kant and, speaking anachronistically, for Rousseau, singularbecame cultures.
Its been a moment since Ive done some public speaking. I find now-a-days its best to keep quiet.
Time flies and draws us with it. The moment in which I am speaking is already far from me.
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