"I do not speak of what I cannot praise."
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"Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one."
"He rose without a friend and sat down without an enemy."
"I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about."
"We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves."
"Better never begin than never make an end."
"Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it."
"Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes."
"Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom."
"Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership."
"Most speakers speak ten minutes too long."
"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."
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