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

John Wayne

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.


They talk most who have the least to say.

Matthew Prior

The less people think the more they talk.


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


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

Oscar Wilde

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

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence


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.


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


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

Winston Churchill

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

Blaise Pascal

Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.

Dale Carnegie

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

John Ford

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

I didn't say the things I said.

Yogi Berra

What is uttered is finished and done with.

Thomas Mann

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I do not speak of what I cannot praise.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Jack Benny

Too many of us speak twice before we think


A closed mouth catches no flies.


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 good speaker makes a good liar.


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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

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

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

G. K. Chesterton

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

Winston Churchill

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.

Cullen Hightower

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

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

William Safire

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Rhetoric paints with a broad brush.

George Carlin

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

James C. Humes

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

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


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

Fidel Castro

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

Sir Edward Coke

Most speakers speak ten minutes too long.

James C. Humes

If you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Mark Twain

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Better never begin than never make an end.

George Herbert

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.

Adlai Stevenson

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

Ann Landers

When at a loss how to go on, cough.


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

Mark Twain

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

May Sarton

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato The Elder

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Benjamin Franklin

Speak when you are spoken to.


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.


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

Josh Billings

The words of tongue should have three gate keepers.

Arabic Proverbs

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

He suffered from a rush of words to the head.

Herbert Samuel

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.

William Ellery Channing

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

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

Alphonse De Lamartine

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

Frantz Fanon

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Fuller

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


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

Elizabeth Berkley

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Alan Bullock

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.


He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.


It is delivery that makes the orators success.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

Passions are the only orators to always convinces us.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speak and the man shall be shown.


A speech should not just be a sharing of information, but a sharing of yourself.

Ralph Archbold

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

Jim Beggs


Mary McCarthy

Half wits talk much, but say little.

Benjamin Franklin

He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.

Charles Churchill

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Herbert Gardner

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

Micheal Mescon

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