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Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

Martin Fraquhar Tupper Quotes

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Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...

Lawrence Clark Powell Quotes

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Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Dr. Laurence J. Peter Quotes

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Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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I have but nine-pence in ready money, but I can draw for a thousand pounds.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: to a lady who complained of his having talked little in company, see "Boswell's Life of Johnson"

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Speak not at all, in any wise, till you have somewhat to speak; care not for the reward of your speaking, but simply and with undivided mind for the truth of your speaking.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Essays--Biography

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According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.

Jerry Seinfeld Quotes

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I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Ben Folds Quotes

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Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks

Jean Kerr Quotes

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It takes two to speak truth, one to speak and another to hear.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.

Mark Twain Quotes

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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

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Sometimes a concept is baffling not because it is profound but because it is wrong

Edward O. Wilson Quotes

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Doubtless there are men of great parts that are guilty of downright bashfulness, that by a strange hesitation and reluctance to speak murder the finest and most elegant thoughts and render the most lively conceptions flat and heavy.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in "The Tatler", no. 252

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And let him be sure to leave other men their turns to speak.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Civil and Moral--Of Discourse (no. 32)

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Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Essays--Of Discourse

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Though I say't that should not say't.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Wit at Several Weapons (act II, sc. 2)

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Speak boldly, and speak truly, shame the devil.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Wit Without Money (act IV, sc. 4)

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Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Bible Quotes , Source: Colossians (ch. IV, v. 6)

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Miss not the discourse of the elders.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiasticus (ch. VII, v. 9)

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Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Corinthians (ch. III, v. 12)

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But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

Bible Quotes , Source: II Corinthians (ch. XI, v. 6)

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Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

Bible Quotes , Source: Isaiah (ch. VI, v. 5)

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Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Bible Quotes , Source: Luke (ch. VI, v. 26)

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But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. VI, v. 7)

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