Looking for speech quotes? Here are some famous speeches quotations and sayings for your aid.

Speeches Quotes

Most of us love to speak, but when put on the spot, we go tongue-tied. Be it a wedding or an office presentation, you cannot really expect to get away with a slapdash speech that makes little or no sense. We are as good as our words. And hence, itís important to know what to say and how to make the most of an opportunity with your words. Here is an interesting compilation of famous speeches quotations and sayings that plays on the significance of speech.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

- Nelson Mandela

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

- Thomas More

Courage easily finds its own eloquence.

- Titus

Tears at times have the weight of speech.

- Ovid

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

- Thomas Hobbes

I don't want to spend the rest of my life giving speeches.

- Colin Powell

Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.

- Graham Greene

Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.

- William Shakespeare

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.

- Salman Rushdie

Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.

- Dylan Thomas

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.

- A. J. P. Taylor

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.

- Pythagoras

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

- Abbie Hoffman

I don't think about that. I wasn't a kid growing up saying one day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech. That wasn't on my mind. So what I do is the best work I can do.

- Adam Sandler

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect.

- Adam Sandler

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

- Adam Sandler

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.

- Alexander Hamilton

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

- William Osler

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 of them

- Mark Twain

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.

- Edith Wharton

Well, my brother says Hello. So, hooray for speech therapy.

- Emo Philips

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

- George Washington

I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.

- Alan Greenspan

The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge.

- Ambrose Bierce

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

- Soren Kierkegaard

No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation.

- Daniel Webster

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

- Alfred North Whitehead

I know they are all environmentalists. I heard a lot of my speeches recycled.

- Jesse Jackson

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.

- J. L. Austin

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

- Laurence J. Peter

I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it.

- George Carlin

The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.

- Otto von Bismarck

I think everybody really will concede that on this, of all days, I should begin my speech with the words My husband and I.

- Elizabeth II

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.

- Second Words: Selected Critical Prose , Margaret Atwood

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

- Herman Melville

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.t

- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Today we voted as Democrats and Republicans. Tomorrow we begin again as New Yorkers.

- Hillary Clinton

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

- Christopher Morley

English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite.

- Michael Caine

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.

- Coco Chanel

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