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  1. Picture quote by Unknown about speech

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

  2. Picture quote by Voltaire about expression

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ⏤ Voltaire

  3. Picture quote by Seneca about wisdom

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

  4. Picture quote by Publilius Syrus about regret

    I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence. ⏤ Publilius Syrus

  5. Picture quote by Sigmund Freud about evolution

    Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. ⏤ Sigmund Freud

  6. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about thinking

    Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercises your freedom of thought. ⏤ Tim Fargo

  7. Picture quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar about feelings

    Do not hurt anyone with your speech, for the divine dwells in every heart. ⏤ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  8. Picture quote by Mark Twain about speech

    It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. ⏤ Mark Twain

  9. Picture quote by Tim Fargo about freedom

    Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought. ⏤ Tim Fargo

  10. Picture quote about speech

    If money is speech, then speech is no longer free - it's expensive. It's high time we overturn citizens united.

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Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.

John Wayne

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.


A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Noam Chomsky

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.


He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.

Italian Proverbs

The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much.

William Howard Taft

Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.

Dale Carnegie

To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Ben Jonson

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot.


Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.


If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

They talk most who have the least to say.

Matthew Prior

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


The less people think the more they talk.


Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two.

Oscar Wilde

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.


A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.


Speak little and to the purpose.


Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.


Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.

Baltasar Gracian

All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are doing rings so loudly in my ears that I can't hear what you're saying.


Don't talk unless you can improve the silence


Two great talkers will not travel far together.


Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.


Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.

Blaise Pascal

Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.

Winston Churchill

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.

Dale Carnegie

He who does not say too much has too much to say.


Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.

Dale Carnegie

You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.

John Ford

I didn't say the things I said.

Yogi Berra

What is uttered is finished and done with.

Thomas Mann

I do not speak of what I cannot praise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.

Jack Benny

A good speaker makes a good liar.


A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

G. K. Chesterton

When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.


Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.

Bernard Meltzer

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.

George Orwell

A closed mouth catches no flies.


Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches.

Winston Churchill

Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.

Cullen Hightower

Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Too many of us speak twice before we think


The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

Adlai Stevenson

Rhetoric paints with a broad brush.

George Carlin

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

James C. Humes

When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.

William Safire

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.

William Hazlitt

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.

Benjamin Disraeli

We speak that what we know and testify to that which we have seen.


To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing.

Chinese Proverbs

We should speak as the populace but think as the learned.

Sir Edward Coke

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.


Most speakers speak ten minutes too long.

James C. Humes

Better never begin than never make an end.

George Herbert

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain

Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.

Norman Vincent Peale

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

Adlai Stevenson

I have reached the conclusion, a bit late perhaps, that speeches should be short.

Fidel Castro

A man never becomes an orator if he has something to say.

American Proverbs

Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.

William Osler

When at a loss how to go on, cough.


Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

John Milton

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato The Elder

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Benjamin Franklin

Most people have to talk so they won't hear.

May Sarton

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.

Mark Twain

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.

Ann Landers

The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.

Arabic Proverbs

Speak when you are spoken to.


I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.

Josh Billings

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.

Salman Rushdie

What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.

Jacques Derrida

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?

Federico Fellini

Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.

Anna Quindlen

Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Laurence J. Peter

If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything.

Will Rogers

The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.


He suffered from a rush of words to the head.

Herbert Samuel

A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Zhuang Zi

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

Malala Yousafzai

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may thing what we like and say what we think.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?

Thomas Carlyle

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

Marks on paper are free -- free speech -- press -- pictures all go together I suppose.

Georgia O'Keeffe

Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It is by the goodness of God that we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Mark Twain

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.

Gustave Flaubert

Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.

Thomas Fuller

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.

William Ellery Channing

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