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Speakers And Speaking Quotes

Most people have ears, but few have judgment; tickle those ears, and depend upon it, you will catch those judgments, such as they are.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

He mouths a sentence as curs mouth a bone.

Author: Charles Churchill (1731-1764)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Opening amenities are often opening inanities.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A good orator is pointed and impassioned.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

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

Author: Claudius (10 BC-AD 54)

Profession: Roman Emperor

We should speak as the populace but think as the learned.

Author: Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)

Profession: British Jurist

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

All the great speakers were bad speaker at first.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist