Speech Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Speech

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Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
~By Warren E. Burger ~


Well, I'm half Australian, half English and I live in London. That is the only reason I came upon this story. My Australian mother, Meredith Hooper, was invited in late 2007 by some Australian friends to make up a token Australian audience in a tiny fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called 'The King's Speech.'
~By Tom Hooper ~


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 President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.
~By Daniel Inouye ~


I think my speeches are hilarious. I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying people the chance to laugh. I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
~By Lydia Lunch ~


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 ~


A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.
~By Sivananda ~


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 ~


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


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


Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


Tears at times have the weight of speech.
~By Ovid ~


No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation.
~By Daniel Webster ~


A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
~By A. J. P. Taylor ~


So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
~By Adlai Stevenson ~


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


We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
~By Konstantin Stanislavisky ~


I have said consistently both in my papers and in my speeches - which you heard in the primary campaign - that I will continue to phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax.
~By Ed Rendell ~


I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches.
~By Colin Powell ~


Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
~By Gore Vidal ~


Advertising is speech. It's regulated because it's often effective speech.
~By Jef I. Richards ~


And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
~By Camille Paglia ~


Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal.
~By Muriel Humphrey ~


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 ~


A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
~By Brendan Francis ~


A very considerable body of the German people live in America and propose to fight that Government. Bourke in his great speech last week welcoming the Belgian mission to Boston worked out the President's meaning with care.
~By Shane Leslie ~


Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
~By Sophocles ~


We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
~By Sarojini Naidu ~


The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world, in their own language. Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way, but also in the free speech kind of way.
~By Jimmy Wales ~


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.
~By Aristotle ~


This identity, this mind, this particular cast of speech, is nearly over.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there.
~By Brian Eno ~


One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation.
~By James L. Buckley ~


Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. A awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


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


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 ~


Between speeches and awards, you can find something to do every other week. It's hard to write. Your focus gets splintered. Once you put one thing in your calendar, that month is gone.
~By August Wilson ~


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


Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
~By Hannah Arendt ~


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 ~


No speech can stain what is noble by nature.
~By Sophocles ~


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 ~


Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
~By Walt Whitman ~


Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


I took speech training. I took a few voice lessons in college.
~By Harry Dean Stanton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


While even pornography is protected as free speech, the courts have consciously undermined religious speech and freedom of religion for years.
~By Ernest Istook ~


It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
~By Kenneth Anger ~


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


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 know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.
~By Jesse Jackson ~


No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I'm no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I'm fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
~By Jason Wiles ~


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 ~


I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
~By Peggy Noonan ~


Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
~By Max Eastman ~


The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
~By Clifton Paul Fadiman ~


The color of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech.
~By Dogen ~


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 ~


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


I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
~By James Humes ~


I don't like giving speeches - I enjoy sitting on my rump.
~By Karen Morley ~


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


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 ~


No one ever complains about a speech being too short!
~By Ira Hayes ~


Every couple of seconds out here they're honoring somebody. You've got to get dressed, go in and sit down. Invariably somebody makes a speech.
~By Dom DeLuise ~


I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech.
~By Nora Ephron ~


Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding.
~By George Savile ~


Geraldo has been in Lebanon. He has done some excellent reporting out of there, and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations that operate in that area are now on the list.
~By Brit Hume ~


Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.
~By George Pataki ~


Within speech, words are subject to a kind of relation that is independent of the first and based on their linkage: these are syntagmatic relations, of which I have spoken.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world.
~By J. M. Coetzee ~


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 ~


The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading. Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud, and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
~By Marlee Matlin ~


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


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 ~


Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
~By Neal Boortz ~


When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
~By Bill Bradley ~


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 ~


I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it.
~By Dave Reichert ~


Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
~By William Shakespeare ~


The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council, all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly disposition towards our government, and their conduct in every particular manifested the sincerity of their declarations.
~By William Henry Ashley ~


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 ~


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


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


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 ~


There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say.
~By Martin Buber ~


Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true.
~By Delta Burke ~


Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
~By Voltaire ~


The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.
~By Judge Dalzell ~

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