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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

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

Picture quote by Seneca about wisdom

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

Picture quote by Tim Fargo about thinking

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

Picture quote by Sigmund Freud about evolution

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

Picture quote by Publilius Syrus about regret

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

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

Picture quote by Mark Twain about speech

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

Picture quote by Tim Fargo about freedom

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

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

Confucius, philosopher

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

John Wayne, actor

A different language is a different vision of life.

Federico Fellini, director

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

Noam Chomsky, activist

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

Epictetus, philosopher

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, president

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

Dale Carnegie, writer

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

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

Ben Jonson, poet

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

George Washington, president

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.


They talk most who have the least to say.

Matthew Prior, poet

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

Voltaire, writer

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, dramatist

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


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

Claudius, leader

Speak little and to the purpose.


Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.


All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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


Two great talkers will not travel far together.


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

Baltasar Gracian, philosopher

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence


Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.

Dale Carnegie, writer

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

Winston Churchill, politician

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

Horace, poet

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

John Ford, dramatist

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


What is uttered is finished and done with.

Thomas Mann, writer

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

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

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

Dale Carnegie, writer

I do not speak of what I cannot praise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

G. K. Chesterton, writer

A good speaker makes a good liar.


I didn't say the things I said.

Yogi Berra, athlete

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

Jack Benny, comedian

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

George Orwell, author

A closed mouth catches no flies.


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, lawyer

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Winston Churchill, politician

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

Sophocles, poet

Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.

Cullen Hightower,

We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.

William Hazlitt, critic

When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Mark Victor Hansen, businessman

Rhetoric paints with a broad brush.

George Carlin, comedian

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Adlai Stevenson, politician

Too many of us speak twice before we think


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

William Safire, author

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

James C. Humes,

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

Sir Edward Coke,

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

Adlai Stevenson, politician

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain, author

Better never begin than never make an end.

George Herbert, poet

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.

Aristotle, philosopher

Most speakers speak ten minutes too long.

James C. Humes,

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

Fidel Castro, statesman

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

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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,

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

William Osler, scientist

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

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

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

American Proverbs,

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato The Elder, historian

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

May Sarton, poet

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

Ann Landers, journalist

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Mark Twain, author

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

John Milton, poet

When at a loss how to go on, cough.


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

Will Rogers, actor

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, journalist

He suffered from a rush of words to the head.

Herbert Samuel, statesman

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

Plutarch, philosopher

Speak when you are spoken to.


The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.

Arabic Proverbs,

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

Josh Billings, comedian

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

Zhuang Zi, philosopher

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

Salman Rushdie, novelist

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

Jacques Derrida, philosopher

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

Malala Yousafzai, activist

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

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.

William Ellery Channing, writer

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

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

The business of obscuring language is a mask behind which stands the much bigger business of plunder.

Frantz Fanon, psychologist

Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.

Homer, poet

The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.

Alphonse De Lamartine, poet

Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.

Auberon Waugh, author

Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.

William Penn, leader

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, writer

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

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

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

Georgia O'Keeffe, artist

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