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Find out what's keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears.

Author: Gerald C. Meyers


I know you will guess all I leave unsaid.

Author: Comte De Mirabeau (1749-1791)

Profession: French Revolutionary Politician and Orator

What orators lack in depth, they make up to you in length.

Author: Charles De Montesquieu (1689-1755)

Profession: French Jurist, Political Philosopher

Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Once I have heard the story or joke used twice by other speakers or entertainer, I avoid it.

Author: Tom Ogden


Every speaker has a mouth; An arrangement rather neat. Sometimes it's filled with wisdom. Sometimes it's filled with feet.

Author: Robert Orben (1927)

Profession: American Editor, Writer, Humorist

Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.

Author: Sir William Osler (1849-1919)

Profession: Canadian Physician

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.

Author: C. C. Phelps


Oratory is the art of making deep noises form the chest sound like important massages from the brain.

Author: H. L. Phillips


Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.

Author: Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981)

Profession: American Peace Activist

One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.

Author: Harold Pinter (1930)

Profession: British Playwright, Director

The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.

Author: Plutarch (46-120 AD)

Profession: Greek Essayist, Biographer

They talk most who have the least to say.

Author: Matthew Prior (1664-1721)

Profession: British Diplomat, Poet