Quotes about Speakers and speaking

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If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic ... and don't talk too much.
The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.
Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.
When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
It is delivery that makes the orators success.
Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
Before a man speaks, it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks it is seldom necessary to assume.
Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.
It always takes a person much longer to tell you what he thinks than what he knows.
There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus.
What we say is important... for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.
I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.
Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything.
Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.
Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.
The less people think the more they talk.
Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.
Most people have to talk so they won't hear.
The trouble with me is that I like to talk too much.
A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.

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