"Speech of yourself ought to be seldom and well chosen."
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"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."
"An orator who is disposed to evil subverts the law."
"The secret of successful speakers? Passion and compassion with a purpose."
"Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much."
"Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding."
"When at a loss how to go on, cough."
"He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue."
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