quote by Winston Churchill

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest

— Winston Churchill

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Great speech quote Silence is a source of great strength.
Silence is a source of great strength.

Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself.

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

Great speech quote Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.

The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-and possibly teh bogey man.


In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.

Great speech quote Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss peopl
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.

Manchester is a city which has witnessed a great many stirring episodes, especially of a political character. Generally speaking, its citizens have been liberal in their sentiments, defenders of free speech and liberty of opinion.

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.

After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision.

By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It's been a great run.

Great speech quote Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerfu
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.

Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die.


If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, Maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. ... But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.

When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional right to free speech, it acts lawlessly; and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.

Great speech quote Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.

Great speech quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.

I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don't want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love

Freedom of speech is the great bulwark of liberty;

they prosper and die together: And it is the terror of traitors and oppressors, and a barrier against them. It produces excellent writers, and encourages men of fine genius.

Great speech quote You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together .

.. Speech is too often ... the act of quite stifling and suspending thought, so that there is none to conceal ... Speech is of Time, silence is of Eternity ... It is idle to think that, by means of words, any real communication can ever pass from one man to another.


Speech is great, but silence is greater.

Great speech quote To a great mind, nothing is little.
To a great mind, nothing is little.

The spoken discourse may roll on strongly as the great tidal wave;

but, like the wave, it dies at last feebly on the sands. It is heard by few, remembered by still fewer, and fades away, like an echo in the mountains, leaving no token of power. It is the written human speech, that gave power and permanence to human thought.

Being Kind Not in some great deed of heroism;

not in some great speech or act that may be pointed to with pride-but rather in the little kindnesses from day to day.

Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.

Great speech quote Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to somethin
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.


A political movement must keep in touch with reality and the prevailing conditions. Long speeches, the shaking of fists, the banging of tables, and strongly worded resolutions out of touch with the objective conditions do not bring about mass action and can do a great deal of harm to the organization and the struggle we serve.

We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.

Great speech quote Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.

Growing up in a family of actors, what's great about it is that they're very supportive and they understand what it's like to be an actor - the rejections, the highs and lows... and having a common language with them is great because you have shorthand speech.

Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.

All the words in the English language are divided into nine great classes.

These classes are called the Parts of Speech. They are Article, Noun, Adjective, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction and Interjection.

Great speech quote Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Don't fear the failure... in great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Turkey, with its political intolerance, as I have described it, is prepared to march forward, to break with its taboo about the Armenians, and is making great strides with respect to human rights and freedom of speech so that it can join the European Union. This alone shows how powerful the European idea is.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.

It takes great labor to uncover the convincing simple speech of the heart.

Poetic candor comes with hard labor, so even does impetuosity and impudence.

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.

Love unspoken is the most tremendous force in the world.

One is amazed at the way in which people waste their time making speeches, agitating, praying, even. They might save their breath. The great lovers of the world, in silence, rule the world.

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