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Speech is always bolder than action.

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that.
I don't want to talk grammar. I want to talk like a lady.
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
Speech is the mirror of action.
We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is.
Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.
I've decided to discontinue my long talks. It's because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
Never try to impress people with the profundity of your thought by the obscurity of your language. Whatever has been thoroughly thought through can be stated simply.
A long tongue shortens life.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
A talk is like a woman's dress. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.
If you don't want to read it, see it or hear it, don't say it.
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
Many great writers have been extraordinarily awkward in daily exchange, but the greatest give the impression that their style was nursed by the closest attention to colloquial speech.
I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.
There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap.
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
What I say must be under constant scrutiny. It is not enough to silence hurtful speech; I must endeavor to train this wiliest of muscles to enrich the lives of others.