Here are some speaking quotes to help you appreciate the value of speech. For more on famous utterance quotations and sayings, read on.

Speaking Quotes

If you thought that not everyone has the gift of gab and it takes really refined elocutionists to make earth-stopping impression with their words, then maybe you are partially true. Agreed, speaking is an art and not everyone is good enough to eat your ears off with their words when it comes to communicating their ideas. The art of speaking comes naturally to most people. But for those, who arenít lucky enough to be born with it, they can always groom their oral skills with some expert help. Here are some famous utterance quotations and sayings to help polish your gift of gab.

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.

- Stephen King

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

- Aesop

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.

- Humphrey Bogart

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.

- Bertrand Russell

Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.

- Noam Chomsky

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

- Epictetus

If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.

- Epictetus

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

- Epictetus

Being is the great explainer.

- Henry David Thoreau

A witty saying proves nothing.

- Voltaire

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

- Voltaire

Tears at times have the weight of speech.

- Ovid

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

- Jimi Hendrix

The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything.

- Maria Montessori

Carve every word before you let it fall.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.

- John Wayne

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.

- John Donne

I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.

- Neil Gaiman

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.

- John Adams

When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.

- Abbie Hoffman

Well I have a microphone and you don't so you will listen to every damn word I have to say!

- Adam Sandler

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.

- Marcel Proust

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.

- Marlene Dietrich

It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.

- Jack Benny

In truth, men speak too much of danger.

- Jose Marti

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.

- Jose Marti

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

- J. G. Ballard

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

- Charles Dickens

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.

- David Bowie

By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

- Richard Dawkins

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

- Lawrence Peter Berra

If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.

- Calvin Coolidge

I was in a bar and I said to a friend, 'You know, we've become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, Isn't it sad?

- George Clooney

One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.

- Jorge Luis Borges

I can't prove it, but I can say it.

- Stephen Colbert

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.

- Pancho Villa

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