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

John Wayne, actor

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

Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.


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


They talk most who have the least to say.

Matthew Prior, poet

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

The less people think the more they talk.


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

Claudius, leader

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.


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

What is uttered is finished and done with.

Thomas Mann, writer

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


I do not speak of what I cannot praise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

Dale Carnegie, writer

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

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

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

I didn't say the things I said.

Yogi Berra, athlete

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

G. K. Chesterton, writer

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

A closed mouth catches no flies.


Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Jack Benny, comedian

Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.

Cullen Hightower,

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

Winston Churchill, politician

A good speaker makes a good liar.


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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Rhetoric paints with a broad brush.

George Carlin, comedian

When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Too many of us speak twice before we think


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

Mark Victor Hansen, businessman

We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.

William Hazlitt, critic

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,

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

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

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

Fidel Castro, statesman

Most speakers speak ten minutes too long.

James C. Humes,

Better never begin than never make an end.

George Herbert, poet

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

Sir Edward Coke,

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

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

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

William Osler, scientist

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

Adlai Stevenson, politician

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain, author

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

Chinese Proverbs,

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


When at a loss how to go on, cough.


Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato The Elder, historian

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

Mark Twain, author

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

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

May Sarton, poet

He suffered from a rush of words to the head.

Herbert Samuel, statesman

The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.

Arabic Proverbs,

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

Plutarch, philosopher

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

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

Josh Billings, comedian

Speak when you are spoken to.


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

Will Rogers, actor

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

Alphonse De Lamartine, poet

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

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

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

I'm no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion.

Elizabeth Berkley, actress

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

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

Homer, poet

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

Frantz Fanon, psychologist

A good speaker is a good listener who hears what lesser speakers fail to.

Somers White,

The secret of successful speakers? Passion and compassion with a purpose.

Lily Walters,

Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of good style in speaking and writing.

R. S. White,

An orator who is disposed to evil subverts the law.


Talk to a woman as if you loved her, and to a man as if he bored you.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Opening amenities are often opening inanities.

Winston Churchill, politician

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.

Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza,

What we say is important... for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Jim Beggs,

It is delivery that makes the orators success.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Find out what's keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears.

Gerald C. Meyers,

Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.

Alan Bullock, historian

The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.

Micheal Mescon,

Passions are the only orators to always convinces us.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything.

Herbert Gardner,

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.

Dick Durbin, politician

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.

Dan Quayle, vice president

He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.

Charles Churchill, poet

Half wits talk much, but say little.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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