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Speakers And Speaking Quotes

Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Most speakers speak ten minutes too long.

Author: James Humes

Profession: American Lawyer, Speaker, Author

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.

Author: James Humes

Profession: American Lawyer, Speaker, Author

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.

Author: James Humes

Profession: American Lawyer, Speaker, Author

To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Author: Ben Jonson (1573-1637)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Passions are the only orators to always convinces us.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.

Author: Alphonse De Lamartine (1790-1869)

Profession: French Poet, Statesman, Historian

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.

Author: Ann Landers (1918)

Profession: American Advice Columnist

Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing, at the right time, to the wrong people.

Author: Joe E. Lewis

Profession: American Writer

With all his tumid boasts, he's like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth.

Author: John Madden

Profession: American Football Coach

What is uttered is finished and done with.

Author: Thomas Mann (1875-1955)

Profession: German Author, Critic

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.

Author: Bernard Meltzer (1914)

Profession: American Law Professor

Before a man speaks, it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks it is seldom necessary to assume.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.

Author: Micheal Mescon

Profession: