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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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O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. XII, v. 34)

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A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. 15, v. 1)

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I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Bible Quotes , Source: Romans (ch. VI, v. 19)

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To return to the subject. (Literally, "to our mutton.") [Fr., Revenons a nos moutons.]

Pierre Blanchet Quotes , Source: Pierre Pathelin (III, 2)

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Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes , Source: L'Art Poetique (I, 61)

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For brevity is very good, Where we are, or are not understood.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. I, canto I, l. 669)

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He who does not make his words rather serve to conceal than discover the sense of his heart deserves to have it pulled out like a traitor's and shown publicly to the rabble.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: The Modern Politician

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His speech was a fine sample, on the whole, Of rhetoric, which the learn'd call "rigmarole."

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 174)

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The heart seldom feels what the mouth expresses. [Fr., Le coeur sent rarement ce que la bouche exprime.]

Jean Galbert de Campistron Quotes , Source: Pompeia (XI, 5)

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The most precious things in speech are the pauses.

Sir Ralph Richardson Quotes

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Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

Buddha 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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Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.

William Safire Quotes

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

Kierkegaard Quotes

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Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.

Gore Vidal Quotes

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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.

Mark Twain Quotes

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Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes

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Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.

General Colin Powell Quotes

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Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

Bergen Evans Quotes

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

Kierkegaard Quotes

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Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.

Alfred North Whitehead Quotes

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The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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