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  Speech is often repented, silence seldom.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  Speak softly and be slow to begin your speech.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Speech is the index of the mind.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Speech is difficult, but silence is impossible.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Speech and action make the perfect conduct.  
 -  Moroccan proverb
  

  One deed is worth a thousand speeches.  
 -  American proverb
  

  The worst kind of person is one whose power of speech is greater than his power of thought.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  If speech is silver, patience is gold.  
 -  African proverb
  

  If speech is worth a shilling, silence is worth a pound.  
 -  Jamaican proverb
  

  A fool's speech is a bubble of air.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Honeyed speech often conceals poison and gall.  
 -  Danish proverb
  

  Speech is pulling a straw out of thatch - once out it cannot be replaced.  
 -  African proverb
  

  Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Clinton loves to make long speeches. In fact, this will be the first inaugural address with an intermission.  
 -  Bob Hope
  

  Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.  
 -  Buddha
  

  A word in earnest is as good as a speech.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.  
 -  Confucius
  

  You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

  Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to slaughter.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I gave a speech in Omaha. After the speech I went to a reception elsewhere in town. A sweet old lady came up to me, put her gloved hand in mine, and said, 'I hear you spoke here tonight.' 'Oh, it was nothing,' I replied modestly. 'Yes,' the little old lady nodded, 'that's what I heard.'  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  Shut your mouth, sir! Judge Taylor was wide awake and roaring. He was also pink in the face. His speech was miraculously unimpaired by his cigar.  
 -  Harper Lee, page 261
  

  Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to slaughter.  
 -  George Washington
  

  I gave a speech in Omaha. After the speech I went to a reception elsewhere in town. A sweet old lady came up to me, put her gloved hand in mine, and said, 'I hear you spoke here tonight.' 'Oh, it was nothing,' I replied modestly. 'Yes,' the little old lady nodded, 'that's what I heard.'  
 -  Gerald R. Ford
  

  Shut your mouth, sir! Judge Taylor was wide awake and roaring. He was also pink in the face. His speech was miraculously unimpaired by his cigar.  
 -  Harper Lee, page 261
  

  This is my speech on how to deal with change: Shut up, stop whining, get a life!  
 -  Larry Winget
  

  There's nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Within a few years a simple and inexpensive device, readily carried about, will enable one to receive on land or sea the principal news, to hear a speech, a lecture, a song or play of a musical instrument, conveyed from any other region of the globe.  
 -  Nikola Tesla
  

  Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.  
 -  Pythagoras
  

  A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.  
 -  Pythagoras
  

  A good indignation makes an excellent speech.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  I would not wish to live in a world where I could not express my honest opinions. Men who deny to others the right of speech are not fit to live with honest men.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river.  
 -  Rumi
  

  Where there is a great deal of free speech, there is always a certain amount of foolish speech.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Speech is a mirror of the soul: As a man speaks, so is he.  
 -  Syrus
  

  Music is well said to be the speech of angels.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Men use thought only to justify their wrongdoings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  When a man is dead, they put money in his coffin, erect monuments to his memory, and celebrate the anniversary of his birthday in set speeches. Would they take any notice of him if he were living? No!  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  In Russia is freedom of speech. In America is also freedom after speech.  
 -  Yakov Smirnoff
  

  Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words  
 -  Bible
  

  When you hear people speak in another language: 6% I wish I could speak that. 94% Those bitches better not be talking about me...  
 -  Unknown