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Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech. (Quote by - Antoine Rivarol)

There are three principles in a man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech, and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow-men is that I do not say what I mean and I don't do what I say. (Quote by - Martin Buber)

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise? (Quote by - Federico Fellini)

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. (Quote by - Louis D. Brandeis)

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

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech. (Quote by - Hesiod)

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. (Quote by - Confucius)

The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech. (Quote by - bell hooks)

When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that. (Quote by - James Earl Jones)

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

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (Quote by - Bible)

Speech is civilization itself. (Quote by - Thomas Mann)

A person's character is revealed by their speech (Quote by - Greek proverb)

The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that. (Quote by - Neil Gaiman)

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (Quote by - Bible)

The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship. (Quote by - Joichi Ito)

Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it. (Quote by - George III)

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

Well, my brother says Hello. So, hooray for speech therapy. (Quote by - Emo Philips)

Miss not the discourse of the elders. (Quote by - Bible)

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. (Quote by - Voltaire)

I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did. (Quote by - Candice Bergen)

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. (Quote by - Gilbert Parker)

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)


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