Speech Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Speech

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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 ~


Never forget posterity when devising a policy. Never think of posterity when making a speech.
~By Robert G. Menzies ~


I don't think about that. I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech. That wasn't on my mind. So what I do is the best work I can do.
~By Adam Sandler ~


I was on the speech team, we called it forensics.
~By Thomas Lennon ~


In Vietnam we have no political prisoners. No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.
~By Nong Duc Manh ~


Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
~By Robert South ~


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


We need a free media, not just freedom of speech.
~By Tom Scholz ~


In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism.
~By Jean-Marie Le Pen ~


Poetry is one of the destinies of speech... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
~By Gaston Bachelard ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play.
~By Dixie Carter ~


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


Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then.
~By Debbie Allen ~


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


Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.
~By Adrian Cronauer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


There are two things that are more difficult than making an after-dinner speech: climbing a wall which is leaning toward you and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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


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


The basic line in any good verse is cadenced... building it around the natural breath structures of speech.
~By Kenneth Rexroth ~


Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations.
~By Ferdinand de Saussure ~


Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, is right there... she's in town because her father was at Johnson Smith College... and she was delivering a speech there.
~By Al Michaels ~


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


You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that.
~By Frank Hague ~


On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech.
~By Ed Gillespie ~


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 ~


Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
~By Sophocles ~


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


As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion.
~By Judge Dalzell ~


So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


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 ~


In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
~By George Orwell ~


People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
~By Felix Mendelssohn ~


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 ~


One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker.
~By Fritz Sauckel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.
~By Stockwell Day ~


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 ~


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 ~


The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
~By Buddha ~


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


There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
~By Annie Dillard ~


It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


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


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 ~


All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


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


There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
~By J. L. Austin ~


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 ~


Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.
~By Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~


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


There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
~By Allan Bloom ~


The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation to the meanings with which they are invested, i.e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning.
~By Roman Jakobson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
~By Demosthenes ~


These are all voluntary resources which help parents sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech, which is something that we respect.
~By Tipper Gore ~


A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example; I don't read what's handed to me. People say, 'Here, here's your speech, or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me.
~By George W. Bush ~


But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago.
~By John McCain ~


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


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 ~


When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
~By Rory Bremner ~


There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end.
~By Henry Villard ~


My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
~By Jimmy Durante ~


Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


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 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 ~


Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
~By Joanna Lumley ~


In rendering its decision in our case, the Supreme Court equated money with speech because these days it takes the first to make yourself heard.
~By James L. Buckley ~


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


As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
~By Demosthenes ~


If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech - which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech - is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech.
~By Ann Coulter ~


English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite.
~By Michael Caine ~


So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech.
~By Hesiod ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance.
~By Ruth Gordon ~


It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


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 ~


Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation.
~By Brian P. Cleary ~

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October 4 ,2022
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