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I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.

Tags: Misery, Silence  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

Tags: Thought, Wise  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Nothing can come of nothing.

Tags: Fortunes, Mind  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.

Tags: Freedom, Government  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds.

Tags: Knowing, Minds  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.

Tags: Lose, Victory  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

I've never given a speech without being terrified first.

Tags: Terrified  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

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

Tags: English, Texas  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself.

Tags: Days, Word  ✍ Author: Patrick Campbell

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Tags: Music, Said  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.

Tags: Heart, Mind  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

Tags: Best, Whether  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Tags: Actions, Superior  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

Tags: Actions, Superior  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.

Tags: Freedom, Push  ✍ Author: Eminem

Silence is safer than speech.

Tags: Safer, Silence  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Tags: Banana, Parts  ✍ Author: Clifton Fadiman

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?

Tags: Confusion, Silence  ✍ Author: Federico Fellini

Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.

Tags: Exists, Freedom  ✍ Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.

Tags: Again, Played  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.

Tags: Book, Hands  ✍ Author: Anatole France

The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that.

Tags: Countries, Freedom  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman
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The commencement speech is not, I think, a wholly satisfactory manifestation of our culture.

Tags: Culture, Wholly  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation to the meanings with which they are invested, i.e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning.

Tags: Between, Light  ✍ Author: Roman Jakobson

I indeed had only one scene, one speech, one little speech, but it was with Robin Williams.

Tags: Indeed, Scene  ✍ Author: Charles Keating

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

Tags: Freedom, Thought  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech.

Tags: Sure, Trouble  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.

Tags: Action, Courage  ✍ Author: Sarojini Naidu

The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech.

Tags: True, Words  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.

Tags: Free, Together  ✍ Author: Georgia O\'Keeffe

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

Tags: Thought, Wise  ✍ Author: William Osler

Tears at times have the weight of speech.

Tags: Tears, Times  ✍ Author: James Otis

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.

Tags: Means, Silence  ✍ Author: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

U.S.A. is the speech of the people.

 ✍ Author: John Dos Passos

Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.

Tags: Country, Freedom  ✍ Author: George Pataki

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

Tags: Brother, Says  ✍ Author: Emo Philips

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.

Tags: Silence, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

If Thomas Jefferson had heard us, he probably would have said, 'We shouldn't have free speech.'

Tags: Free, Said  ✍ Author: Robin Quivers

Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.

Tags: Common, Singing  ✍ Author: Jean Philippe Rameau

The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.

Tags: Heart, Mind  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Tags: Care, Ignorance  ✍ Author: William Safire

I wasn't a kid growing up thinking, 'One day I'll get an Oscar and make a speech.' That wasn't on my mind.

Tags: Mind, Thinking  ✍ Author: Adam Sandler

Whenever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.

Tags: Mind, Whenever  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Tags: Disguise, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies.

Tags: Improvised, Master  ✍ Author: A. J. P. Taylor

Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.

Tags: Emotional, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Kurt Waldheim

Free speech includes the right to not speak.

Tags: Free, Speak  ✍ Author: Jimmy Wales

Private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech.

Tags: Against, Equality  ✍ Author: Samuel Alito

I've never made a film using dialogue or speech.

Tags: Film, Using  ✍ Author: Kenneth Anger

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.

Tags: Merely, Ways  ✍ Author: J. L. Austin

I believe in poetic discourse, in the value of speech in a non-naturalistic way; it's speculative.

Tags: Poetic, Value  ✍ Author: Howard Barker

I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.

Tags: Said, Whole  ✍ Author: Candice Bergen

By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.

Tags: Free, Hands  ✍ Author: Harry A. Blackmun

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.

Tags: Free, Needs  ✍ Author: Neal Boortz

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.

Tags: Denial, Free  ✍ Author: Charles Bradlaugh

This identity, this mind, this particular cast of speech, is nearly over.

Tags: Identity, Mind  ✍ Author: Harold Brodkey

Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.

Tags: Everybody, Free  ✍ Author: Heywood Broun

Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.

Tags: Heart, Rather  ✍ Author: William Jennings Bryan

As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.

Tags: Corruption, Individual  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

Tags: Free, Freedom  ✍ Author: Warren E. Burger

I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech patterns and outlook on life - and how narrow that is.

Tags: Life, Women  ✍ Author: Ellen Burstyn

What we need to do in this PC world is forget about unanimity of speech and unanimity of thought and we need to concentrate on being respectful of those people with whom we disagree.

Tags: Forget, Thought  ✍ Author: Benjamin Carson

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.

Tags: Cannot, Silence  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.

Tags: Pay, Silence  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation.

Tags: Makes, Word  ✍ Author: Brian P. Cleary

Into this, for good or ill, is woven every belief of every man who has speech of his fellows. A awful privilege, and an awful responsibility, that we should help to create the world in which posterity will live.

Tags: Good, Help  ✍ Author: William Kingdon Clifford

You can't just give a speech and expect people to fall down and agree with you.

Tags: Fall, Give  ✍ Author: Hillary Clinton

I went to Julliard where they use a lot of voice and speech exercises.

Tags: Exercises, Voice  ✍ Author: Lynn Collins

I've decided to cut out the part of the speech where I say anything nice about Democrats.

Tags: Cut, Nice  ✍ Author: Ann Coulter

Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.

Tags: Free, Nature  ✍ Author: Adrian Cronauer

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.

Tags: Comment, Freedom  ✍ Author: Stockwell Day

Every couple of seconds out here they're honoring somebody. You've got to get dressed, go in and sit down. Invariably somebody makes a speech.

Tags: Here, Makes  ✍ Author: Dom DeLuise

All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.

Tags: Action, Unless  ✍ Author: Ted Demme

We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.

Tags: Act, Freedom  ✍ Author: Alan Dershowitz

I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech.

Tags: Lose, Thought  ✍ Author: E. L. Doctorow

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right.

Tags: Bad, Matter  ✍ Author: Kirk Douglas

I'm very opinionated.

Tags: Stuff, Technique  ✍ Author: Brian Eno

When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say.

Tags: Asked, Decide  ✍ Author: Gerald R. Ford

I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.

Tags: Gave, Said  ✍ Author: Gene Fowler

A presidential speech is always the work of many hands.

Tags: Hands, Work  ✍ Author: James Anthony Froude

Events don't happen because I write a speech. I am allowed to write a speech because events are going to happen.

Tags: Happen, Write  ✍ Author: James Anthony Froude

Speech writers are more vulnerable to vanity than any other group of people in Washington.

Tags: Group, Writers  ✍ Author: James Anthony Froude

Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that, for there was nothing in it.

Tags: Glad, Lord  ✍ Author: George III

The world is full of CEOs that think that just because they write a memo or they write a letter inside an annual report or they give a little video speech that gets sent around the company, they think that's what's really going to affect employees.

Tags: Give, Write  ✍ Author: Louis Gerstner

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings.

Tags: Earn, Monkeys  ✍ Author: Kenneth Grahame

A story is told as much by silence as by speech.

Tags: Silence, Story  ✍ Author: Patty Griffin

I hated my childhood. It was loathsome. My parents were deaf and dumb. Profoundly so. They could make noises when they were emotionally aroused, but they couldn't form it into speech.

Tags: Childhood, Parents  ✍ Author: Richard Griffiths

I think the interview form works best on the radio. There are a lot of personality traits conveyed in a person's voice, the rhythm of their speech or how confident they sound.

Tags: Best, Voice  ✍ Author: Walter Gropius

Lately I've been believing that music predates speech.

Tags: Believing, Music  ✍ Author: Debbie Harry

Unfortunately, opponents of online speech have decided to punish our changing technological world.

Tags: Changing, Decided  ✍ Author: Dennis Hastert

No one ever complains about a speech being too short!

Tags: Complains, Short  ✍ Author: Ira Hayes

My point is there's a hidden Scotland in anyone who speaks the Northern Ireland speech. It's a terrific complicating factor, not just in Northern Ireland, but Ireland generally.

Tags: Anyone, Point  ✍ Author: Seamus Heaney

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

Tags: Caused, Else  ✍ Author: Thomas Hobbes

I had worked so hard for so long that I developed a speech impediment. It happens when I get tired.

Tags: Hard, Tired  ✍ Author: Tobe Hooper

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.

Tags: Free, Power  ✍ Author: Herbert Hoover

Hubert, a speech doesn't have to be eternal to be immortal.

Tags: Eternal, Immortal  ✍ Author: Muriel Humphrey

When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet.

Tags: Fire, Remember  ✍ Author: Franklin Jones

You must stand for free speech in the streets.

Tags: Free, Stand  ✍ Author: Mary Harris Jones

A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.

Tags: Himself, Outside  ✍ Author: Jean Kerr

As to Magyar, I think that my speech was incorrect, inappropriate.

Tags: Incorrect  ✍ Author: Bela Kun

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