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“It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.”
Henry Ward Beecher
“It occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility”
“A person's character is revealed by their speech”
“Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.”
Alfred E. Neuman
“Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.”
Thomas Henry Huxley
“All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.”
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech”
“Discretion of speech is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words or in good order.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
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