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My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. (Quote by - Fran Lebowitz)

An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates. (Quote by - Thomas Mann)

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. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

On the other side, I do believe that the rhetoric we are seeing from the Democrats today is unprecedented, is a new low in presidential politics and goes beyond political discourse and amounts to political hate speech. (Quote by - Ed Gillespie)

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. (Quote by - Ann Coulter)

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. (Quote by - Alfred Lord Tennyson)

Speak after the manner of men. (Quote by - Romans)

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech (Quote by - Plutarch)

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (Quote by - Bible)

Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace. (Quote by - Bible)

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. (Quote by - Voltaire)

A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start it, but to end it requires considerable skill. (Quote by - Lord Mansfield)

Speech is oft repented, silence never (Quote by - Danish Proverb)

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. (Quote by - William Penn)

For brevity is very good, Where we are, or are not understood. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

It is a tiresome way of speaking, when you should despatch the business, to beat about the bush. (Quote by - Plautus)

Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

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. (Quote by - Aristotle)

We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with sounds on them and makes a tape of examples. While they are setting up the scene, I go with her to the trailer and we go through the scene and correct the speech. (Quote by - Albert Finney)

God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech. (Quote by - Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech, above all other men, to him who is highest in authority. I shall speak to you as man to man. (Quote by - Robert Dale Owen)

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together. (Quote by - Margaret Atwood)

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

No speech can stain what is noble by nature. (Quote by - Sophocles)

Silence is golden; speech is silver (Quote by - American Proverb)


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