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Most people have to talk so they won't hear. - May Sarton

When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind. - Seneca

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. - Sophocles

I sometimes marvel at the extraordinary docility with which Americans submit to speeches. - Adlai E. Stevenson

If you have nothing to say, say nothing. - Mark Twain

He who does not say too much has too much to say. - Source Unknown

There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot. - Source Unknown

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much. - John Wayne

Unconsciousness is one of the most important conditions of good style in speaking and writing. - R. S. White

Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. - Oscar Wilde

Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease. - Witherspoon

What we say is important... for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. - Jim Beggs

If you can't write your message in a sentence, you can't say it in an hour. - Dianna Booher

Grasp the subject, the words will follow. - Cato The Elder

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack. - Winston Churchill

A good orator is pointed and impassioned. - Marcus T. Cicero

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say. - Claudius

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are. - Benjamin Disraeli

You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart. - John Ford

Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything. - Herbert Gardner

I do not speak of what I cannot praise. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. - Baltasar Gracian

He rose without a friend and sat down without an enemy. - Henry Gratton

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: First to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into your hearers. - Gregg

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about. - Mark Victor Hansen

Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. - Cullen Hightower

Most speakers speak ten minutes too long. - James Humes

The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them. - Alphonse De Lamartine

Before a man speaks, it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks it is seldom necessary to assume. - H. L. Mencken

Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought. - Sir William Osler

There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going. - C. C. Phelps

Oratory is the art of making deep noises form the chest sound like important massages from the brain. - H. L. Phillips

Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound. - Peace Pilgrim

Speak little and to the purpose. - Proverb

Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim. - Proverb

He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue. - Italian Proverb

Two great talkers will not travel far together. - Spanish Proverb

Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything. - Will Rogers


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