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.
When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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.
Carve every word before you let it fall.
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Sometimes a concept is baffling not because it is profound but because it is wrong.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
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.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
There is nothing in the world like persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.
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