Speeches Proverbs

Sayings about Speeches

The sober man’s secret is the drunkard’s speeches. ~ Russian Proverbs

Speech is often repented, silence never. ~ Danish Proverbs

We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence. ~ French Proverb

Proverbs are the lamp of speech. ~ Arabian Proverb

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury. ~ Islamic Proverb

Silence is also speech. ~ West African Proverb

Not speech, but facts, convince. ~ Greek Proverbs

In the young, silence is better than speech. ~ Greek Proverb

The public improves the speaker’s speech. ~ Iranian Proverbs

Speech is silver; silence is golden. ~ Swiss Proverbs

They will be hushed by a good deed who laugh at a wise speech. ~ French Proverb

Speech both conceals and reveals the thoughts of men. ~ Latin Proverbs

Even a soft speech has its own poison. ~ Syrian Proverbs

Be modest in speech, but excel in action. ~ Chinese Proverb

To quarrel with a man of good speech is better than to converse with a man who does not speak well. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

A foolish man may be known by six things: Anger without cause, speech without profit, change without progress, inquiry without object, putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Quotations about Speeches

Saying about speeches

Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes. ~ Homer

Consider in silence whatever any one says: speech both conceals and reveals the inner soul of man. ~ Marcus Porcius Cato

We rarely repent of speaking little, but often of speaking too much. ~ Jean de la Bruyere

When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it. ~ Jacques Anatole Thibault

Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. ~ Bishop Robert South

Speech is the small change of silence. ~ George Meredith

Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches. ~ Otto Von Bismarck

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech is as a pump, by which we raise and pour out the water from the great lake of Thought,–whither it flows back again. ~ John Sterling

It’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. ~ Rami Belson

Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. ~ Voltaire

Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved. ~ Voltaire

Language is legislation, speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification, and that all classifications are oppressive. ~ Roland Barthes

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts. ~ Charles Maurice De Talleyrand

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent. ~ Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Nobody has a right to speak more clearly than he thinks. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Be swift to hear, slow to speak. ~ Cleobulus of Lindos

In speaking, it is best to be clear and say just enough to convey the meaning. ~ Confucius

God giveth speech to all, song to the few. ~ Walter Chalmers Smith

It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Speech is a mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so is he. ~ Publilius Syrus

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. ~ Hermann Hesse

Speech is the mirror of action. ~ Solon

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. ~ Epictetus

Speeches that are measured by the hour will die with the hour. ~ Thomas Jefferson

God has given us speech in order that we may say pleasant things to our friends, and tell bitter truths to our enemies. ~ Heinrich Heine

Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy. ~ Peggy Noonan

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. ~ Demosthenes

Keep the golden mean between saying too much and too little. ~ Publilius Syrus

Speech is better than silence; silence is better than speech. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. ~ Confucius

Nothing is said nowadays that has not been said before. ~ Terence

The heart seldom feels what the mouth expresses. ~ Jean Galbert de Campistron,

Speech is always bolder than action. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

And let him be sure to leave other men their turns to speak. ~ Francis Bacon

Speak briefly and to the point. ~ Marcus Porcius Cato

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. ~ Soren A. Kierkegaard

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. ~ Henry Brooks Adams

A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear. ~ William Shakespeare

The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Speak but little and well, if you would be esteemed as a man of merit. ~ Archbishop Richard Chenevix Trench

In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. ~ George Orwell

I have often regretted having spoken, never having kept silent. ~ Publilius Syrus

Speech is the index of the mind. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

He gave man speech, and speech created thought, which is the measure of the universe. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared listener. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to. ~ Hansell B. Duckett

She had lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Speech is but the incorporation of thought. ~ Joseph Joubert

Speak boldly, and speak truly, shame the devil. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think. ~ Octavio Paz

Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding. ~ George Savile

All have the gift of speech, but few are possessed of wisdom. ~ Marcus Porcius Cato

Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech. ~ Antoine Rivarol

It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. ~ William Shakespeare

A speech should not just be a sharing of information, but a sharing of yourself. ~ Ralph Archbold

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~ Confucius

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts. ~ Thomas Carlyle

When we are understood, we always speak well, and then all your fine diction serves no purpose. ~ Moliere

The speech of the tongue is best known to men; God best understands the language of the heart. ~ Arthur Warwick

Man is born with the faculty of speech. Who gives it to him? He who gives the bird its song. ~ Joseph Joubert

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. ~ D. H. Lawrence

Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is. ~ Publilius Syrus

Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen. ~ Francis Bacon

Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being. ~ Hannah Arendt

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. ~ E. M. Cioran

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. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conversation is the image of the mind; as the man, so is his speech. ~ Publilius Syrus

Speech is reason’s brother, and a kingly prerogative of man. ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper

Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few. ~ Cato The Elder

Speech is the vocalized form of communication used by humans, which is based upon the syntactic combination of items drawn from the lexicon. Each spoken word is created out of the phonetic combination of a limited set of vowel and consonant speech sound units (phonemes). These vocabularies, the syntax that structures them, and their sets of speech sound units differ, creating many thousands of different, and mutually unintelligible, human languages. The vocal abilities that enable humans to produce speech also enable them to sing. ~ An excerpt from Wikipedia

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