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A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart.
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Peggy Noonan Quotes

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Coolidge was known for his terse speech and reticence. A woman bet her friend that she could get Coolidge to speak to her, which was something he was reluctant to do. She went up to him and said: "Hello, Mr. President, I bet my friend that I could get you to say three words to me." "You lose," Coolidge replied dryly, and walked away.
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Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy I don't know and I don't care.
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William Safire Quotes

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Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.
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Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.
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Yoshimi Ishikawa Quotes

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A good aphorism is too hard for the tooth of time, and is not worn away with the centuries, although it serves as food for every speech.
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.
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Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
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Gore Vidal Quotes

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A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
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Emile M. Cioran Quotes

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Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.
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G.B. Trudeau Quotes

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Why doesn't the fellow who says, "I'm no speechmaker," let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration?
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Frank McKinney Hubbard Quotes

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A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
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Ingrid Bergman Quotes

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The problem with speeches isn't so much not knowing when to stop, as knowing when not to begin.
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Frances Rodman Quotes

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It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
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Mark Twain Quotes

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

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Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
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Jean Kerr Quotes

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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.
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Dale Carnegie Quotes

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

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Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
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Richard C. Trench Quotes

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