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

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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.
- Winston Churchill

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

 

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito

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

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas

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

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

Speech is the mirror of action.
- Solon

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.
- Adam Sandler

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

Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year
is bound to repeat himself,
not because he has little to say, but because he wants
applause and the old stuff gets it.
- William Feather

In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising
bears the earmarks of an endangered species.
- Jef I. Richards

Without free speech no search for truth is possible...
no discovery of truth is useful.
- Charles Bradlaugh

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.
- Saskya Pandita

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

U.S.A.
is the speech of the people.
- John Dos Passos

He fertilizes a phrase or a line of poetry for weeks
and then gives birth to it in a speech.
- John Colville

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.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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.
- Thomas Carlyle

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

You watch the Supreme Court in action on these cases,
and they are a conflicted court.
However, when it comes to speech issues generally,
the court has been protective.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

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.
- Debbie Allen

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
- Edith Wharton

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

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

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can,
but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation,
but to be understood.
- William Penn

Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Marks on paper are free - free speech -
press -
pictures all go together I suppose.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Speech and silence.
We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one
who cannot open his mouth.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

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

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech,
whether in a senator or an orator.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

It's hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech
in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to
mention the word 'farm' or the word 'rural.'
- Jim Hightower

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.
- George Washington

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

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

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
- Susan Griffin

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.
- Jimmy Wales

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game.
Free speech is life itself.
- Salman Rushdie

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

One man's blasphemy doesn't override other people's free-speech rights,
their freedom to publish, freedom of thought.
- Dan Savage

In all sincere speech there is power,
not necessarily great power, but as much as the speaker is capable of.
- George Henry Lewes

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead:
therefore we must learn both arts.
- Thomas Carlyle

The most censored speech in America today is not flag-burning,
pornography, or the press.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I want to know what they look like, their height,
and colouring, physique and speech pattens.
- Colleen McCullough

Did you ever think that making a speech on economics
is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you,
but it never does to anyone else.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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

In our period, they say there is free speech.
They say there is no penalty for poets,
There is no penalty for writing poems.
They say this.
This is the penalty.
- Muriel Rukeyser

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

I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech.
- E. L. Doctorow

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license,
such a statute creates a threat of censorship that
by its very existence chills free speech.
- Harry A. Blackmun

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting
the world on fire was a figure of speech.
- Franklin P. Jones

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
- Richard Chenevix Trench

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

Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed;
the whole nation had been in bondage;
free speech had been suppressed.
- Matthew Simpson

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

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

Lately I've been believing that music predates speech.
- Debbie Harry

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
- Gilbert Parker

The court has said you are entitled to robust speech on public sidewalks,
even insulting speech.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

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.
- Emile M. Cioran


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