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Great speeches are made by great orators and great orators are almost always great people! It’s the words that come out of your mouth and the way you showcase them that helps determine how good a speaker you are. The words that come out of your mouth also help people build impressions on the kind of person you are. This makes it that much more important to watch the words that come out of your mouth. Go ahead and read on to find for yourself famous speech quotations and sayings.

Antonin Scalia

Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn't change.

Robert Browning

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?

Billie Eilish

Words are more powerful than some noises. Noises won't last long. Lyrics are so important, and people don't realise that.

Robin Williams

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.

Toni Morrison

When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.

Audre Lorde

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.

Charles Baudelaire

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.

Caitlyn Jenner

It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards.

Emily Dickinson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.

Vladimir Nabokov

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.

Chi Chi Rodriguez

The sweetest two words are 'next time.' The sourest word is 'if.'

Ronald Reagan

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

Charlie Chaplin

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

Stephen Colbert

If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.

Lord Byron

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

Elbert Hubbard

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.

Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Edgar Allan Poe

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

John Maynard Keynes

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.

Robert Frost

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Emo Philips

Always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said: 'A truck!'

George Carlin

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

Jane Fonda

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.

Edgar Allan Poe

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Elie Wiesel

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.


A picture is a poem without words.

Terri Guillemets

If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort.

Pat Morita

I began in an era where four-letter words were not allowed.

Joaquin Phoenix

It's hard for me to put my feelings into words.


False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

Thomas Hobbes

Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon with them, but they are the money of fools.

Juice Wrld

Words have a lot of power.

C. S. Lewis

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.

Bill Watterson

Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.

Malcolm De Chazal

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.

Tony Blair

Choice dependent on wealth; those are the Tory words.

Thomas Mann

I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.

Franklin P. Jones

Love doesn't make the word go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Candace Owens

You can still say whatever you want to say on social media, but you have to be willing to stand by your words.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.

George H. W. Bush

I am not one who - who flamboyantly believes in throwing a lot of words around.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.

Thomas Mann

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.

Lao Tzu

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.

Helen Rowland

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.

John Ruskin

The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We have the oldest written constitution still in force in the world, and it starts out with three words, 'We, the people.'

James Madison

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

William Morris

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.

John Dryden

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

Wallace Stevens

In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.

Drew Barrymore

A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side - which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress.

Emma Watson

Hermione uses all these big long tongue twister words. I don't know what she's going on about half the time!

Eleanor Roosevelt

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

George Carlin

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

Gautama Buddha

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

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Douglas MacArthur

Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.

Joseph Conrad

Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.

Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

Paulo Coelho

I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.

Samuel Johnson

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.

Robert Pattinson

If you took away publicists and things and people spoke for themselves, then they'd have to be responsible for their words.

Bill Clinton

We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.

T. S. Eliot

So the lover must struggle for words.

Toni Morrison

You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?

Alexis de Tocqueville

In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.

Ambrose Bierce

Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.

William Arthur Ward

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.

T. S. Eliot

It's strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.

Martin Luther

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

W. H. Auden

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.

Death Living

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

Dorothy Day

Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm.

Wallace Stevens

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.

Mother Teresa

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.

Maya Angelou

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Drew Barrymore

I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words, I think, are very powerful and they convey an intention.

Richard M. Nixon

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.

Steve Martin

I really enjoy finding the right word, creating a good, flowing sentence. I enjoy the rhythm of the words.

Henry David Thoreau

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.


The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

Antonin Scalia

Burning the flag is a form of expression. Speech doesn't just mean written words or oral words. It could be semaphore. And burning a flag is a symbol that expresses an idea - I hate the government, the government is unjust, whatever.

Saint Augustine

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

Miley Cyrus

Those minutes that I'm on stage are the best! Being there and looking at the crowd and seeing their faces, hearing them sing the positive words from the songs.

Gautama Buddha

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

Lee Iacocca

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.

Elie Wiesel

Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.

Hermann Hesse

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

Audre Lorde

In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.

Alexis de Tocqueville

The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.


All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.

Keira Knightley

I am a slow reader. I always loved words, which is a strange thing given that I couldn't actually read them.

Anais Nin

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.


Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.

John Dryden

If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.

Jules Renard

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.