Speech Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Speech

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My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who speaks the Northern Ireland speech. It's a terrific complicating factor, not just in Northern Ireland, but Ireland generally.
~By Seamus Heaney ~


Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
~By Eric Cantor ~


That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats.
~By Timothy Garton Ash ~


The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
~By John Mortimer ~


It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
~By Herodotus ~


The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
~By Otto von Bismarck ~


The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
~By Anthony Holden ~


He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
~By Hesiod ~


You must stand for free speech in the streets.
~By Mary Harris Jones ~


In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man.
~By Robert Dale Owen ~


If the word 'No' was removed from the English language, Ian Paisley would be speechless.
~By John Hume ~


What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both.
~By Dick Gephardt ~


Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem.
~By Alice Hamilton ~


Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag.
~By Larry Craig ~


The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


I try to write in plain brown blocks of American speech but occasionally set in an ancient word or a strange word just to startle the reader a little bit and to break up the monotony of the plain American cadence.
~By James Laughlin ~


Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
~By Hugo Black ~


We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
~By Boyle Roche ~


I indeed had only one scene, one speech, one little speech, but it was with Robin Williams.
~By Charles Keating ~


As to Magyar, I think that my speech was incorrect, inappropriate.
~By Bela Kun ~


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
~By Aeschylus ~


If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story, it's got to sound like speech. At the same time it's got to be a song.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
~By Plutarch ~


There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished.
~By Robert Teeter ~


We must get the American public to look past the glitter, beyond the showmanship, to the reality, the hard substance of things. And we'll do it not so much with speeches that will bring people to their feet as with speeches that bring people to their senses.
~By Mario Cuomo ~


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.
~By Dan Quayle ~


I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.
~By Candice Bergen ~


And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.
~By David Icke ~


Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


The next day the two sisters went to the ball, and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before. The King's son was always by her side, and his pretty speeches to her never ceased.
~By Charles Perrault ~


Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
~By Frank Murphy ~


On the speech day, the production designer, who has a lot of say in things, and sometimes I didn't agree with him but I had to do what I was told, wanted the speech day to be all in neutral colours for the women, which was a good thing.
~By Julie Harris ~


It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.
~By Ernest Istook ~


If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


Private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
~By Samuel Alito ~


For my name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, and to foreign nations and the next ages.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means- speech, writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point - to accelerate revolutionary development.
~By Johann Most ~


While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
~By David Antin ~


Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom - of speech, thought and political activity.
~By John Hall ~


It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
~By Leo McKern ~


In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple.
~By John Millington Synge ~


Most profoundly deaf people have speech that is very difficult to understand.
~By Richard Masur ~


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.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
~By Will Rogers ~


The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised.
~By Ron Davies ~


In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions.
~By Emanuel Swedenborg ~


Once again, Pat Robertson leaves us speechless with his insensitivity and arrogance.
~By Ralph Neas ~


Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
~By Francis Bacon ~


I've been doing these conventions for 20 years, and we used to at least have debates about issues. Nothing is happening basically at this convention, other than speeches.
~By Susan Estrich ~


During the presidential primaries of 1940, I received a request from the Democratic National Committee to sing God Bless America before the speeches.
~By Kate Smith ~


Speech happens to not be his language.
~By Madame de Stael ~


The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.
~By Ann Coulter ~


I want to know what they look like, their height, and colouring, physique and speech pattens.
~By Colleen McCullough ~


Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
~By William Osler ~


There are so many exceptions to free speech: child pornography, cross burning, libel, fighting words.
~By Cliff Stearns ~


Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
~By Bram Cohen ~


Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades.
~By Marjory Stoneman Douglas ~


God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


Speech lessons probably did more for my singing voice - they teach you breathing, resonance.
~By Harry Dean Stanton ~


A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
~By Jean Kerr ~


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


Using rhetorical questions in speeches is a great way to keep the audience involved. Don't you think those kinds of questions would keep your attention?
~By Bo Bennett ~


I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending.
~By Tom Hooper ~


A great speech is literature.
~By Peggy Noonan ~


And, I hope now that everybody understands that the Labour Party - as it always has done - stands for free speech and individual Members of the Labour Party are entitled to exercise that free speech.
~By Ron Davies ~


The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
~By Hugo Black ~


There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
~By Dale Carnegie ~


Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.'
~By Robin Quivers ~


He didn't say that. He was reading what was given to him in a speech.
~By Richard Darman ~


Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.
~By William Jennings Bryan ~


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


Speech is the mirror of action.
~By Solon ~


Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
~By Frederick Douglass ~


I've always wanted to write a book relating my experiences growing up as a deaf child in Chicago. Contrary to what people might think, it wasn't all about hearing aids and speech classes or frustrations.
~By Marlee Matlin ~


For my part, if I consider poetry as an object, I maintain that it is born of the necessity of adding a vocal sound (speech) to the hammering of the first tribal music.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention.
~By Keith Henson ~


All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America's racist war in Vietnam?
~By Jeff Gannon ~


The most precious things in speech are pauses.
~By Ralph Richardson ~


When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.
~By James Earl Jones ~


I love her attitude, but as much as I'd like to bring my medals to a speech or appearance, I never do.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
~By Chanakya ~


A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
~By Kurt Huber ~


Commercial speech is like obscenity... we can't seem to define it, but we know it when we see it.
~By Jef I. Richards ~


Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
~By Adam Smith ~


When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.
~By James Earl Jones ~


Speech is the small change of silence.
~By George Meredith ~


I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
~By Eminem ~


Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.
~By Jean Philippe Rameau ~

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