Speech Quotes

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech


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

Robert Louis Stevenson

Silence is golden; speech is silver

American Proverb

Literature is the immortality of speech

August Wilhelm von Schlegel

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.

Bernard M. Baruch

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

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.

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

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

Thomas Carlyle

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 oft repented, silence never

Danish Proverb

A great speech is literature.

Peggy Noonan

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

Robert South

When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.

Dan Quayle

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

Jef I. Richards

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Updated On : December 26, 2013
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