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Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. (Quote by - Laurence J. Peter)

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

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech. (Quote by - Edith Wharton)

Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart. (Quote by - William Jennings Bryan)

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

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 (Quote by - William Feather)

If you're dealing with a musical in which you're trying to tell a story, it's got to sound like speech. At the same time it's got to be a song. (Quote by - Stephen Sondheim)

On the speech day, the production designer, who has a lot of say in things, and sometimes I didn't agree with him but I had to do what I was told, wanted the speech day to be all in neutral colours for the women, which was a good thing. (Quote by - Julie Harris)

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind. (Quote by - Anthony Holden)

I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out. (Quote by - Roger Ebert)

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

Literature is the immortality of speech. (Quote by - August Wilhelm von Schlegel)

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. (Quote by - Buddha)

In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body, but also as to the speech and the actions. (Quote by - Emanuel Swedenborg)

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself. (Quote by - Bernard M. Baruch)

I have but nine-pence in ready money, but I can draw for a thousand pounds. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Liberty don't work as good in practice as it does in speeches (Quote by - Will Rogers)

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely. (Quote by - J. L. Austin)

Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal (Quote by - Muriel Humphrey)

Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable. (Quote by - Annie Dillard)

Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty. (Quote by - Sophocles)


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