Speech Quotes

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


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

Speech is the image of actions


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


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

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

Mark Twain

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Updated On : November 26, 2013
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