"Speech is civilization itself. The word... preserves contact -- it is silence which isolates."
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"Speech is the small change of silence."
"Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy."
"When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it."
"People resent articulacy, as if articulacy were a form of vice."
"Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech."
"Speech is always bolder than action."
"I don't want to talk grammar. I want to talk like a lady."
"Speech is the mirror of action."
"All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer."
"Speech is the mirror of the soul; as a man speaks, so he is."
"Speech has been given to man to disguise his thoughts."
"It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."
"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."
"A long tongue shortens life."
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
"If you don't want to read it, see it or hear it, don't say it."
"A witty saying proves nothing."
"Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language."
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