Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of Speech. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 Speech Quotes And Sayings by 93 Authors including Woodrow Wilson,George Meredith,Stephen Covey,Mason Cooley,Martin Farquhar Tupper for you to enjoy and share.

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Some of the greatest and most lasting effects of genuine oratory have gone forth from secluded lecture desks into the hearts of quiet groups of students. -- Woodrow Wilson
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Speech is the small change of silence. -- George Meredith
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Prepare your mind and heart before you prepare your speech . What we say may be less important than how we say it. -- Stephen Covey
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Some subjects come up suddenly in our speech and cannot be silenced. -- Mason Cooley
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Speech is reason's brother, and a kingly prerogative of man. -- Martin Farquhar Tupper
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Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind. -- Homer
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Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed. -- Abraham Joshua Heschel
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Speech should be fruitful as well as free. -- Zechariah Chafee
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Let there be but two occasions for speech - when the subject is one which you thoroughly know and when it is one on which you are compelled to speak. On these occasions alone is speech better than silence; on all others, it is better to be silent than to speak. -- Isocrates
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I am speechless: I have no speech -- Jerry Seinfeld
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Men regarded ability in speaking as a peculiar gift, needed only by the lawyer, clergyman, or statesman. Today we have come to realize that it is the indispensable weapon of those who would forge ahead in the keen competition of business. -- Susan Cain
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In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech. -- Aristotle.
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Speech is the mark of humanity. It is the normal terminus of thought. -- Susanne Katherina Langer
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Speech is the resuscitation breath for living corpses and the water of life for those who want to live forever. -- M. Fethullah Gulen
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Speech is the mother, not the handmaid, of thought. -- Karl Kraus
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Wanna know the secret to nailing a great speech? It's simple--don't trust words. -- Stephen David Hurley
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Speech that leads not to action, still more that hinders it, is a nuisance on the earth. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Let your speech be true and sweet. -- Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
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Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. -- Lawrence J. Peters
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When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable. -- Bill Bradley
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Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting. -- Ptahhotep
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It's been a moment since I've done some public speaking. I find now-a-days it's best to keep quiet. -- Drake
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I am not a public speaker and never will be. -- Heath Ledger
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Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life. -- Seneca.
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A good speech is like a miniskirt
long enough to over all the vital parts, short enough to entice and captivate listeners. -- Naa Shalman
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Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. -- Ambrose Bierce
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A word in earnest is as good as a speech. -- Charles Dickens
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Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout. -- Henry David Thoreau
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Silence is full of speech. -- Penelope Wilcock
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Speech is better than silence; silence is better than speech. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Speech is too often not the art of concealing thought, but of quite stifling and suspending thought, so that there is none to conceal. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory !! -- Winston Churchill
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Speech happens to not be his language. -- Madame De Stael
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Speak only the speech that neither torments self nor does harm to others. That speech is truly well spoken. -- Gautama Buddha
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Among a man's many good possessions, A good command of speech has no equal. Prosperity and ruin issue from the power of the tongue. Therefore, guard yourself against thoughtless speech. -- Thiruvalluvar
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Be skillful in speech, that you may be strong. -- Merikare
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Speech is but broken light upon the depth of the unspoken. -- George Eliot
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Speech is like an arrow; it is necessary to aim it by way of reflection before uttering anything. -- Burhan Al-Din Al-Zarnuji
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Speeches are like steer horns- A point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between. -- E. Anderson
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As long as there are human rights to be defended; as long as there are great interests to be guarded; as long as the welfare of nations is a matter for discussion, so long will public speaking have its place. -- William Jennings Bryan
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Every public speaker likes his hearer to imagine his oratory as an unpremeditated gift of nature, and not the result of prolonged and patient study [Lionel Logue said] -- Mark Logue
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"Why doesn't the fellow who says, "I'm no speechmaker," let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration? " -- Kin Hubbard
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I wondered why humans were even given the gift of speech at all. We no longer needed it; we've forgotten to talk about anything. We only waste it. -- Rasmenia Massoud
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The speech of one who knows what he is talking about and means what he says-it is thought on fire. -- William Jennings Bryan
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The longer I live, the more I have come to value the gift of eloquence. Every American youth, if he desires for any purpose to get influence over his countrymen in an honorable way, will seek to become a good public speaker. -- George Frisbie Hoar
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O my mind,Make your speech egoless.Then everyoneWill appreciate, admire and adore you. -- Sri Chinmoy
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Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. -- Evan Esar
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Speak simple, speak plain, speak clear, otherwise you may not be understood! The objective of a speech is to be understood! Let your message be obvious, as obvious as the message of the wind for the sailboat! -- Mehmet Murat Ildan
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Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy. -- Peggy Noonan
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Speeches in our culture are the vacuum that fills a vacuum. -- John Kenneth Galbraith
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The most effective way to combat speech you don't like is with speech. -- Peter Salovey
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The most powerful speaking you can do is the speaking that comes from your heart and your love. -- Sandra Cisneros
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A speech without a specific purpose is like a journey without a destination. -- Ralph C. Smedley
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A good indignation makes an excellent speech. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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People who can speak well, speak briefly. -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Speeches are like babies-easy to conceive but hard to deliver. -- Aristotle.
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The fountain is my speech. The tulips are my speech. The grass and trees are my speech. -- George T. Delacorte Jr.
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Speech is the organ of this present world. Silence is the mystery of the world to come. -- Isaac Of Nineveh
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I don't need a speech. I have all I need to say right up here. He pointed at his head in confidence. -- Brad Mckinniss
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When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important. -- Mitt Romney
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Each of us has a tongue and a voice. These instruments of speech can be used destructively or employed constructively. -- Billy Graham
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There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. -- Dale Carnegie
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The nature of oratory is such that there has always been a tendency among politicians and clergymen to oversimplify complex matters. From a pulpit or a platform even the most conscientious of speakers finds it very difficult to tell the whole truth. -- Aldous Huxley
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A good orator is pointed and impassioned. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Every man should study conciseness in speaking; it is a sign of ignorance not to know that long speeches, though they may please the speaker, are the torture of the hearer. -- Owen Feltham
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Ben Crenshaws, Ive got a good feeling speech. -- Steve Norman
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A good speech should be a like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest. - WINSTON CHURCHILL -- Bill Mcgowan
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Definite speech means clarity of mind. -- Mark Twain
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Who does not delight in oratory? How we gather to hear even an ordinary speaker! How often is a jury swayed and controlled by the appeals of counsel! -- David Josiah Brewer
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The purpose of speech is to enliven the bliss in others. -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It's so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea. -- Ayn Rand
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When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound. -- Oscar Wilde
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I answer, Socrates, that rhetoric is the art of persuasion in courts of law and other assemblies, as I was just now saying, and about the just and unjust. -- Gorgias
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keeps his tone soothingly soft, the mellow tones of a psychiatric nurse, as he informs me that I will have to give a speech. Then he waits for me to freak out. This speech is not your -- Shonda Rhimes
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When asked to give a speech never turn it down. It is a chance to develop you and to give new insight to others -- Jim Rohn
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Speech isn't for agony. -- Hortense Calisher
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One sign of an excellent speech? 'Can people repeat something they heard, word for word?' -- Sam Horn
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Speeches and me don't get along sometimes. It is kind of like putting a tie too tight on my neck. I'm going to do whatever feels right. -- Rickey Henderson
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A mediocre speech supported by all the power of delivery will be more impressive than the best speech unaccompanied by such power. -- Quintilian
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Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the river. Listen to the ocean. -- Rumi
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We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. -- Oliver Sacks
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When you're standing in front of an audience like this that is so enthusiastic and so much behind you, it is very hard to give a bad speech. Even a bad speech sounds good in a convention hall like this. -- Susan Estrich
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YOUR speech is simple, my Master, but not theirs who talk of you. -- Rabindranath Tagore
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The speeches to be wary of are those that begin with I'm just going to say a few words. -- Frank Muir
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The best and most telling speech is not the actual impromptu one but the counterfeit of it. -- Mark Twain
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Clear thought makes clear speech. -- Dorothy Richardson
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Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts. -- Thomas Carlyle
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Spoken words have power beyond measure. -- Debasish Mridha
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(Spoken) words are considered an 'expense'. 'Speech' should not be spent away. Speech is wealth. It should be 'counted' upon spending. Does anyone ever give out money without counting it? -- Dada Bhagwan
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The most important step in developing skillful speech is to think before speaking. -- Allan Lokos
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There are two kinds of speakers. Those who are nervous and those who are liars. -- Mark Twain
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When a man is asked to make a speech, the first thing he has to decide is what to say. -- Gerald R. Ford
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The arts of speech are rhetoric and poetry. Rhetoric is the art of transacting a serious business of the understanding as if it were a free play of the imagination; poetry that of conducting a free play of the imagination as if it were a serious business of the understanding. -- Immanuel Kant
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Sometimes a speech can make things better. This isn't one of those times. -- Brad Meltzer
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During an election campaign the air is full of speeches and vice versa. -- Henry Adams
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I didn't write my speech until the night before, and even then I refused to write it out like I would say it, preferring to keep cribbed notes I could come back to if necessary. I wanted this to feel like a conversation because it was what I wanted to say that mattered, not how it looked on paper. -- Corey Taylor
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The old expression goes, a good speech is like a woman's skirt: short enough to hold your attention, long enough to cover the subject. -- Jonathan Tropper
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Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent. -- Dionysius I Of Syracuse
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Honest speech does not seek secret places. -- St. Jerome
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Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he. -- Publilius Syrus