Quotations Topic: Speakers and Speaking (121 Quotations)
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence
Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.
Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
Find out what's keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears.
Gerald C. Meyers
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Cato The Elder
Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
Marcus T. Cicero
Half wits talk much, but say little.
He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.
He rose without a friend and sat down without an enemy.
He suffered from a rush of words to the head.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.
He who does not say too much has too much to say.
He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.
I didn't say the things I said.
I do not speak of what I cannot praise.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.
I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
I know you will guess all I leave unsaid.
Comte De Mirabeau
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