quote by Hildegard of Bingen

Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

— Hildegard of Bingen

Attractive Long Speeches quotations

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


Long speeches quote It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

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.

Long speeches 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.

With God there is no need for long speeches.

Every man should study conciseness in speaking;

it is a sign of ignorance not to know that long speeches, though they may please the speaker, are the torture of the hearer.

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.


Long speeches quote Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.

The principle of free speech is no new doctrine born of the Constitution of the United States. It is a heritage of English-speaking peoples, which has been won by incalculable sacrifice, and which they must preserve so long as they hope to live as free men.

Ministers should not pray so loud, and long, as to exhaust the strength.

It is not necessary to weary the throat and lungs in prayer. God's ear is ever open to hear the heart-felt petitions of his humble servants, and he does not require them to wear out the organs of speech in addressing him.

This is a long tough road we have to travel.

The men that can do things are going to be sought out just as surely as the sun rises in the morning. Fake reputations, habits of glib and clever speech, and glittering surface performance are going to be discovered.

Long speeches quote No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

There are many prices we pay for freedoms secured by the First Amendment;

the risk of undue influence is one of them, confirming what we have long known: Freedom is hazardous, but some restraints are worse.

Lebanese freedom of speech : You get to say whatever you like as long as the authorities approve of it... Hilarious.


Wilson was once asked how long it took him to write a speech.

He answered, 'That depends. If I am to speak 10 minutes, I need a week for preparation. If 15 minutes, 3 days. If half hour, two days. If an hour, I am ready now.'

Long speeches quote I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.
I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.

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.

I got some real rough dental work done not long ago, and my mouth's still numb right here [points to the left side of his chin]. So it kind of messes with my speech a little bit, so don't y'all think that I took too many cos I haven't.

It does not matter what men say in words, so long as their activities are controlled by settled instincts. The words may ultimately destroy the instincts; but until this has occurred, words do not count.

Long speeches quote If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Never use a long word where a short one will do.


I want to walk the red carpet at the Oscars.

I am in awe of the ceremony, and winning an Oscar would be the most magical moment of my life. I want to make that speech and hold that trophy and say, 'This is for you, India.' That's the line I have rehearsed for God knows how long. But that has to be for a Hindi language film.

We are being at once wisely aware of our own frivolity if we avoid hitting and whacking and prefer 'striking' and 'smiting'; talk and chat and prefer 'speech' and 'discourse'; well-bred, brilliant, or polite noblemen (visions of snobbery columns in the Press, and fat men on the Riviera) and prefer the 'worthy, brave and courteous men' of long ago.

Long speeches quote The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.
The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.

I think I'm able to reach a lot of folks, despite the fact that the conventional news media sometimes says, "You know, this speech is too long," or "It's too complicated," or "He needs to have better sound bites," or what have you.

The leader teaches more through being than through doing.

The quality of one's silence conveys more than long speeches.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting." (Victory Speech, Nov. 7, 2012)


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

But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago.

The man to solitude accustom'd long, Perceives in everything that lives a tongue; Not animals alone, but shrubs and trees Have speech for him, and understood with ease, After long drought when rains abundant fall, He hears the herbs and flowers rejoicing all.

Sufficient unto the day is one baby. As long as you are in your right mind don't you ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot; and there ain't any real difference between triplets and a insurrection. - The Babies speech 1879

Long speeches quote I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say i
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

I am sorry to say that sometimes matters of very small importance waste a good deal of precious time, by the long and repeated speeches and chicanery of gentlemen who will not wholly throw off the lawyer even in Congress.

Better than a long speech is a single quietening word.


There are things one does not say for a long time, but, once they are said, one never stops repeating them.

Long speeches quote Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term su
Once our minds are tattooed with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish.

Almost all human affairs are tedious.

Everything is too long. Visits, dinners, concerts, plays, speeches, pleadings, essays, sermons, are too long. Pleasure and business labor equally under this defect, or, as I should rather say, this fatal super-abundance.

But all the long speeches, all the interminable days and hours that people had spent talking about my soul, had left me with the impression of a colorless swirling river that was making me dizzy.

Actually, you know who gave the shortest inauguration speech in history? George Washington. It was only like three minutes long. Well, sure. George Washington couldn't tell a lie.

Long speeches quote Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

Trust the man who hesitates in his speech and is quick and steady in action, but beware of long arguments and long beards.


Keep your mouth shut, and close up the doors of sight and sound, and as long as you live you will have no vexation. But open your mouth, or become inquisitive, and you will be in trouble all your life long.

Freedom of speech should be wide open as long as it doesn't incite violence.

I'm going to make a long speech because I've not had the time to prepare a short one.

Vague and mysterious forms of speech, and abuse of language, have so long passed for mysteries of science; and hard or misapplied words with little or no meaning have, by prescription, such a right to be mistaken for deep learning and height of speculation, that it will not be easy to persuade either those who speak or those who hear them, that they are but the covers of ignorance and hindrance of true knowledge.