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.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
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.
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.
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.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
The most precious things in speech are the pauses.
Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour.
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.
Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information.
I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense.
Free speech is life itself.
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