Quotes: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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
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    A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
  • Alan K. Simpson
    Alan K. Simpson
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    An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
  • Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz
    American lawyer and author 1938-
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    Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
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