"Most speakers speak ten minutes too long."
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"To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."
"If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent."
"Passions are the only orators to always convinces us."
"The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet."
"Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing, at the right time, to the wrong people."
"With all his tumid boasts, he's like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth."
"What is uttered is finished and done with."
"The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about."
"Find out what's keeping them up nights and offer hope. Your theme must be an answer to their fears."
"I know you will guess all I leave unsaid."
"What orators lack in depth, they make up to you in length."
"I didn't say the things I said."
"Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
"We speak that what we know and testify to that which we have seen."
"I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words."
"If you can't write your message in a sentence, you can't say it in an hour."
"If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"
"Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident."
"Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said."
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