Speech Quotes

One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard

What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks

Romanian Proverb

There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.

Henry Ward Beecher

Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches

Will Rogers

The best answer to bad speech is good speech

Alan M. Dershowitz

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language

Alfred North Whitehead

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.


Where there is no freedom of speech, there is no conscience.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

It was a high speech of Seneca (after the manner of the Stoics), that The good things which belong to prosperity are to be wished, but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.

Francis Bacon

Take the good speech from whoever said it even if his practice was not accordingly.

al-Baqir, Muhammad

I thought that it was the most predictable speech that we could have heard from the right hon. and learned Gentleman. He may want to pose as the nice Dr. Jekyll, but we know that, deep down, he is still the same old Mr. Howard.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I havent hit the pinnacles I plan to reach.


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Updated On : November 26, 2013
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