Speech Quotes

A master of improvised speech and improvised policies. A. J. P. Taylor

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The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is beside the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. Anthony Kennedy

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Yisrael Beiteinu has no objection to the nonviolent expression of opinion. It is violent speech that forms a clear and present danger that we refuse to tolerate. Avigdor Lieberman

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I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. Aeschylus

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Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence. Alan Dershowitz

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Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language. Alfred North Whitehead

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Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed. Anna Quindlen

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Free speech is one of the founding principles of our republic. Andrew Rosenthal

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Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump for a speech on conservation. Adlai Stevenson

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Speech is external thought, and thought internal speech. Antoine Rivarol

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Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy. Bela Lugosi

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The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. Buddha

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I've discovered this new electronic technique that creates new speech out of stuff that's already there. Brian Eno

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When my father returned home on the twenty-first of August 1983, he had a speech prepared. Filipinos never got to hear it, because he was murdered right on the tarmac. Benigno Aquino III

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I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation. Brian P. Cleary

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In the documentary 'Facing Ali,' nearly half the fighters involved required subtitles despite speaking English, their speech slurred by the physical toll of their ring lives. This was their reward for testing their furthermost physical and mental boundaries. Brin-Jonathan Butler

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We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. Boyle Roche

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As to Magyar, I think that my speech was incorrect, inappropriate. Bela Kun

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For computer communications, computers talk in little bursts. They're not continuous like speech. Bob Kahn

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I indeed had only one scene, one speech, one little speech, but it was with Robin Williams. Charles Keating

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Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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A speech idiosyncrasy, in the same way as an air quote, is really justifiable only if it's employed very sparingly and if the user consciously intends to be using it. Christopher Hitchens

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A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius

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The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius

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The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. Clifton Fadiman

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I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did. Candice Bergen

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Twitter is a form of free speech, and I'm all for that. But if Cee Lo Green, a maverick of sorts, can't get on Twitter and say something outlandish or outrageous, then what is the whole point of Twitter at all? CeeLo Green

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I've always felt, even as a songwriter, that the rhythm of speech is in itself a language for me. Cyndi Lauper

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I have known John McCain personally since 1982. I wrote a well-received speech for him. Christopher Buckley

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George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech. Christopher Lasch

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