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“A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start it, but to end it requires considerable skill.”
“Some people's idea of [free speech] is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
“Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks”
“All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then you low words will be charged with dynamite.”
“We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.”
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
“Fair speech may hide a foul heart.”
“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”
“Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches.”
“Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts”
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