Speech Quotes

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Publilius Syrus

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

Plutarch

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Charles M. de Talleyrand

A person's character is revealed by their speech

Greek proverb

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.

Karl Popper

Speech is the image of actions

Solon

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

Lord Mansfield

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

Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.

Alfred E. Neuman

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

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

George Savile

Speech happens to not be his language

Madame de Stael

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

Muriel Humphrey

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words

Bible

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

Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen.

Francis Bacon

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

Mark Twain

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Updated On : December 26, 2013
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