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.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
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.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
Sometimes a concept is baffling not because it is profound but because it is wrong.
When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say.
It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
The most precious things in speech are the pauses.
Speech is the mirror of the soul.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Carve every word before you let it fall.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
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