Quotes by speech

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  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    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.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
  • Ingrid Bergman
    Ingrid Bergman
    Swedish actress 1915-1982
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    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
    British historian 1906-1990
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    A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
  • Brendan Behan
    Brendan Behan
    Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright 1923-1964
    Brendan Behan
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    A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.
  • Ralph Archbold
    Ralph Archbold
    American actor and speaker 1942-2017
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    A speech should not just be a sharing of information, but a sharing of yourself.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    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.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Action hangs, as it were, ''dissolved'' in speech, in thoughts whereof speech is the shadow; and precipitates itself therefrom. The kind of speech in a man betokens the kind of action you will get from him.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
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