"Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease."
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"A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs."
"The narrower the mind, the broader the statement."
"I never guess. It is a shocking habit -- destructive to the logical faculty."
"If the world were good for nothing else, it is a fine subject for speculation."
"When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four."
"Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen."
"Better pointed bullets than pointed speeches."
"Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts."
"Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few."
"Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth."
"Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes."
"Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent."
"There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus."
"There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot."
"He who does not say too much has too much to say."
"Too many of us speak twice before we think"
"What you are doing rings so loudly in my ears that I can't hear what you're saying."
"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence"
"A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it."
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