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Positive Quotes about Speech

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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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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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
- William Safire

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -
like,
for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr

He didn't say that.
He was reading what was given to him in a speech.
- Richard Darman

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

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

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

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

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.
- Tipper Gore

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

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for
the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
- Soren Kierkegaard

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign
of trouble when things can no longer be called by their
right names and described in plain,
forthright speech.
- Christopher Lasch

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

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

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

Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.
- Peggy Noonan

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

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

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.
- James L. Buckley

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.
- Joanna Lumley

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

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

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics,
because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.
- Neil Gaiman

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

Anarchists prepare for social revolution and use every means-
speech,
writing, or deed, whichever is more to the point -
to accelerate revolutionary development.
- Johann Most

One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant
stratagem to cover nakedness.
- Harold Pinter

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

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

Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos,
so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos
and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects.
- Judge Dalzell

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

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.
- Alice Hamilton

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

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

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech
is the friend of change and revolution.
But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
- Hugo Black

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

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

Speech happens to not be his language.
- Madame de Stael

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

While even pornography is protected as free speech,
the courts have consciously undermined religious speech
and freedom of religion for years.
- Ernest Istook

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

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a
rifle in the hands of an infantryman.
It speaks with authority.
- Brendan Francis

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

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

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

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

No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation.
- Daniel Webster

The human brain is a wonderful organ.
It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn't
stop until you get up to deliver a speech.
- George Jessel

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus

Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher
than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware
of the effects of attention.
- Keith Henson

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

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

The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading.
Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud,
and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
- Marlee Matlin

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

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.
- Fritz Sauckel

Freedom of speech, freedom of the press,
and freedom of religion all have a double aspect -
freedom of thought and freedom of action.
- Frank Murphy

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

Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several
portions of the 1st Amendment.
It is part of the right of free speech.
It embraces freedom of the press.
- Hugo Black


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