Sad Quotes about Speech
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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.
- Winston Churchill
My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha
Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter.
The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today,
even for the same performance.
- William O. Douglas
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Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle
We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson
Silence is safer than speech.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman
Private religious speech can't be discriminated against.
It has to be treated equally with secular speech.
- Samuel Alito
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.
- Adam Sandler
Advertising is speech.
It's regulated because it's often effective speech.
- Jef I. Richards
There are so many exceptions to free speech:
cross burning, libel, fighting words.
- Cliff Stearns
Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson
Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
- Charles Bradlaugh
I indeed had only one scene, one speech,
one little speech, but it was with Robin Williams.
- Charles Keating
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap
crude rhythms for bears to dance to,
while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
- Gustave Flaubert
I think, with never-ending gratitude,
that the young women of today do not and can never
know at what price their right to free speech and to
speak at all in public has been earned.
- Lucy Stone
Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments
when no axes are being ground.
- Heywood Broun
I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom -
thought and political activity.
- John Hall
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle
A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
- Susan Griffin
I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech.
- E. L. Doctorow
I was on the speech team, we called it forensics.
- Thomas Lennon
Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
- Abbie Hoffman
I have learned that it is far easier to write a speech
about good advertising than it is to write a good ad.
- Leo Burnett
I've decided to cut out the part of the speech where
I say anything nice about Democrats.
- Ann Coulter
Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
- Edith Wharton
These are all voluntary resources which help parents
sort out the choices without infringing on the artists' rights to free speech,
which is something that we respect.
- Tipper Gore
The most precious things in speech are pauses.
- Ralph Richardson
Most men make little use of their speech than to give
evidence against their own understanding.
- George Savile
You must stand for free speech in the streets.
- Mary Harris Jones
My wife has a slight impediment in her speech.
Every now and then she stops to breathe.
- Jimmy Durante
By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license,
such a statute creates a threat of censorship that
by its very existence chills free speech.
- Harry A. Blackmun
Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson
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.
- Herbert Hoover
If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said,
'We shouldn't have free speech.'
- Robin Quivers
Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
- Susan Sontag
Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Speech is the small change of silence.
- George Meredith
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency.
It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.
- Walter Bagehot
Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail,
which has been specially invented for the purpose,
involving neither physical proximity nor speech.
- Auberon Waugh
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.
- Thomas Carlyle
The color of the mountains is Buddha's body;
the sound of running water is his great speech.
The commencement speech is not, I think,
a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
What we have is two important values in conflict:
freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
You can't have both.
- Dick Gephardt
As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed,
the Internet deserves the highest protection from government intrusion.
- Judge Dalzell
I took speech training.
I took a few voice lessons in college.
- Harry Dean Stanton
From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech.
I have never permitted the use of the word stammer.
I can't say it myself.
- Patrick Campbell
Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy.
- Peggy Noonan
I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.
- Kenneth Anger
Did you ever think that making a speech on economics
is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you,
but it never does to anyone else.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe
in the existence of the soul,
or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
- Allan Bloom
The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading.
Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud,
and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
- Marlee Matlin
Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses,
and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who
desires to rise to the divine platform.
I will be brief.
Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali,
who gave the world's shortest speech.
He said I will be so brief I have already finished,
and he sat down.
- Gene Fowler
My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who
speaks the Northern Ireland speech.
It's a terrific complicating factor,
not just in Northern Ireland,
but Ireland generally.
- Seamus Heaney
I never expect to lose.
Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
- Leo McKern
While even pornography is protected as free speech,
the courts have consciously undermined religious speech
and freedom of religion for years.
- Ernest Istook
He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
- Gilbert Parker
The strangest thing that human speech and human writing
can do is create a metaphor.
That is an amazing leap, is it not?
- Dennis Potter
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.
- William Penn
Freedom of speech, freedom of the press,
and freedom of religion all have a double aspect -
freedom of thought and freedom of action.
- Frank Murphy
Body language is a very powerful tool.
We had body language before we had speech,
and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation
is read through the body,
not the words.
- Deborah Bull
Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that,
for there was nothing in it.
- George III
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