If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
A good orator is pointed and impassioned.
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
No one ever complains about a speech being too short!
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.
It is delivery that makes the orators success.
I do not speak of what I cannot praise.
If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent.
We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves.
The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.
Opening amenities are often opening inanities.
The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.
Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.