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The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them? (Quote by - Rush Limbaugh)

Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy. (Quote by - Bela Lugosi)

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. (Quote by - Jimmy Durante)

Lately I've been believing that music predates speech. (Quote by - Debbie Harry)

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. (Quote by - Zhuang Zi)

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. (Quote by - Adam Sandler)

But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible. (Quote by - Anne McCaffrey)

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech. (Quote by - Stockwell Day)

And let him be sure to leave other men their turns to speak. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. (Quote by - Herbert Hoover)

While I've had a great distaste for what's usually called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music, I really don't think of speech as so far from song. (Quote by - David Antin)

But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago. (Quote by - John McCain)

A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart (Quote by - Peggy Noonan)

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government. (Quote by - Joe Baca)

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. (Quote by - Gore Vidal)

Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. (Quote by - Robert South)

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. (Quote by - Bible)

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. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

You must stand for free speech in the streets. (Quote by - Mary Harris Jones)

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. (Quote by - Charles M. de Talleyrand)

I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten. (Quote by - Francis Ford Coppola)

One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. (Quote by - Ludwig Wittgenstein)

As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment. (Quote by - Kamal Ahmed)

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. (Quote by - Christopher Lasch)

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