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