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Speech Quotes


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A constant governance of our speech, according to duty and reason, is a high instance and a special argument of a thoroughly sincere and solid goodness.

A sentence well couched takes both the sense and the understanding. - I love not those cart-rope speeches that are longer than the memory of man can measure.

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity who can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and glorify himself.

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

According to Solomon, life and death are in the power of the tongue; and as Euripides truly affirmeth, every unbridled tongue in the end shall find itself unfortunate; in all that ever I observed I ever found that men's fortunes are oftener made by their tongues than by their virtues, and more men's fortunes overthrown thereby, also, than by their vices.

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.

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.

Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.

For God's sake, let us freely hear both sides!

For that man is detested by me as the gates of hell, whose outward words conceal his inmost thoughts.

Half the sorrows of women would be averted if they could repress the speech they know to be useless - nay, the speech they have resolved not to utter.

He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.

He replies nothing but monosyllables. I believe he would make three bites of a cherry.

His speech flowed from his tongue sweeter than honey.

His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call "rigmarole."

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

I will sit down now, but the time will come when you will hear me.

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

It is a tiresome way of speaking, when you should despatch the business, to beat about the bush.


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