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She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. – George Bernard Shaw

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman

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. – Adam Smith

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life. – Al Franken

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Many psychoanalysts refused to let me speak at their meetings. They were exceptionally vigorous because I had previously been an analyst and they were very angry at my flying the coop. – Albert Ellis

My life is my argument. – Albert Schweitzer

An American cannot converse, but he can discuss, and his talk falls into a dissertation. He speaks to you as if he was addressing a meeting; and if he should chance to become warm in the discussion, he will say “Gentlemen” to the person with whom he is conversing. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms. – Alfred Hitchcock

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Admiral. That part of a warship which does the talking while the figurehead does the thinking. – Ambrose Bierce

Motivational Speech Quotes

Backbite. To speak of a man as you find him when he can’t find you. – Ambrose Bierce

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead. – Ambrose Bierce

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. – Ambrose Bierce

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. – Ambrose Bierce

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. – Ann Coulter

I’ve decided to cut out the part of the speech where I say anything nice about Democrats. – Ann Coulter

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. – Ann Coulter

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

We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

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. – Aristotle

Inspiring Speech Quotes

I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, young or old. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’ll be back. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

In this country, it doesn’t make any difference where you were born. It doesn’t make any difference who your parents were. It doesn’t make any difference if, like me, you couldn’t even speak English until you were in your twenties. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible. – Arthur Schopenhauer

It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master. – Ayn Rand

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both. – Benjamin Disraeli

Popular Speech Quotes

An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children. – Benjamin Disraeli

He that speaks much, is much mistaken. – Benjamin Franklin

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. – Benjamin Franklin

I don’t mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that’s how it comes out. – Bill Hicks

We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It’s overrun with sheep and conformists. – Bill Maher

Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice. – Bill Watterson

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. – Bill Watterson

I’m a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world’s a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they’re delightful. They all want so little. – Billy Connolly

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself. – Blaise Pascal

There are some who speak well and write badly. For the place and the audience warm them, and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth. – Blaise Pascal

I’m speaking for all of us. I’m the spokesman for a generation. – Bob Dylan

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

Nice Speech Quotes

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief. – C. S. Lewis

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws. – Calvin Coolidge

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works. – Carl Sagan

I came in here and a fella asked me to have a drink. I said I don’t drink. Then another fella said hear you and Joe DiMaggio aren’t speaking and I said I’ll take that drink. – Casey Stengel

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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. – Chanakya

I will speak with a straight tongue. – Chief Joseph

It does not require many words to speak the truth. – Chief Joseph

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time! – Coco Chanel

I don’t want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches. – Colin Powell

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. – Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. – Confucius




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