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A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which
renew humanity.
Buddha

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ambrose Bierce

Men use thought only to justify their wrong-doings, and speech only to conceal their
toughts.
Voltaire

Where there is a great deal of free speech, there is always a certain amount of foolish speech.
Sir Winston Churchill

In Russia is freedom of speech. In America is also freedom after speech.
Yakov Smirnoff

Speech is often repented, silence seldom.
Danish proverb

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle

Speak softly and be slow to begin your speech.
Chinese proverb

I am here to speak on freedom of speech. It is a great topic, and I am going to make my
speech as free as possible. But you know that this cannot be done, for when anyone
announces that he is going to speak his mind freely, everyone is frightened. This shows that
there is no such thing as true freedom of speech. No one can afford to let his neighbors know
what he is thinking about them. Society can exist only on the basis that there is some
amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
Lin Yutang

In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Pythagoras

Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like but if anyone
says anything back, that is an outrage.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of
speech.
Benjamin Franklin

Speech is the index of the mind.
English proverb

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech.
Franklin P. Jones

Speech is difficult, but silence is impossible.
Jewish proverb

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Bob Marley

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by
results not attributes.
Peter F. Drucker

Speech and action make the perfect conduct.
Moroccan proverb

This is my speech on how to deal with change: Shut up, stop whining, get a life!
Larry Winget

When a man is dead, they put money in his coffin, erect monuments to his memory, and
celebrate the anniversary of his birthday in set speeches. Would they take any notice of him
if he were living? No!
William Hazlitt

Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.
Syrus

See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you
find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the
weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an
unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the
situation or accept it. All else is madness.
Eckhart Tolle

One deed is worth a thousand speeches.
American proverb

Clinton loves to make long speeches. In fact, this will be the first inaugural address with an
intermission.
Bob Hope

The worst kind of person is one whose power of speech is greater than his power of thought.
Jewish proverb

A good indignation makes an excellent speech.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Shut your mouth, sir!" Judge Taylor was wide awake and roaring. He was also pink in the
face. His speech was miraculously unimpaired by his cigar.
Harper Lee, page 261

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.
Rumi

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to
slaughter.
George Washington

I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one.
Sir Winston Churchill

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.
Pythagoras

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and
it is above and beyond all words.
Robert G. Ingersoll

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