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'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'
Gilbert K. Chesterton
A communist is like a crocodile: when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up
Winston Churchill
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
Wilson Mizner
A great man left a watchword that we can well repeat: "There is no indispensable man
Franklin D. Roosevelt
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Robert Louis Stevenson
All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home
Sigmund Freud
Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day. And that is all that matters. Away with eternal truth.
D.H. Lawrence
As the Swiss inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden, - "Speech is silver, Silence is golden;" or, as I might rather express it, Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity
Thomas Carlyle
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
Marshall Lumsden
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion. Nonetheless, there must be a speech: Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter F. Drucker
Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information
Mark Twain
Facts, or what a man believes to be facts, are always delightful - Get your facts first, and - then you can distort 'em as much as you please
Mark Twain
Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
Colin Powell
Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech.
Henry David Thoreau
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction (Proverbs 13:3).
Bible
Human speech is like a cracked cauldron on which we bang out tunes that make bears dance, when what we want is to move the stars to pity
Gustave Flaubert
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Gustave Flaubert
I detest my fellow-beings and do not feel that I am their fellow at all
Gustave Flaubert
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