Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Speak not at all, in any wise, till you have somewhat to speak; care not for the reward of your speaking, but simply and with undivided mind for the truth of your speaking.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
Vocabulary enables us to interpret and to express. If you have a limited vocabulary, you will also have a limited vision and a limited future.
Language is the dress of thought.
It doesn't escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else's.
Words are containers for power
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Sometimes a concept is baffling not because it is profound but because it is wrong.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Let eloquence be flung to the dogs rather than souls be lost. What we want is to win souls. They are not won by flowery speeches.
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.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
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