Subject: Communication » Speech

You’ve got to take the bitter with the sour.

(1879 – 1974) film producer

If Lincoln were alive today, he’d roll over in his grave.

(1913 – 2006) 36th U.S. president

I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.

(1937 – ) British playwright & screenwriter

The ‘g’ is silent… the only thing about her that is.

(1959 – ) English writer & columnist

Calvin Coolidge didn’t say much, and when he did, he didn’t say much.

(1879 – 1935) humorist & social commentator

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn't get anyone else to listen to.

(1881 – 1960) American columnist

A gossip is someone who talks to you about others, a bore is someone who talks to you about himself, and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.

(1925 – 1990) American actor

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

(1874 – 1965) English dramatist & novelist

Eloquence: The art of saying the proper thing and stopping.

(1613 – 1680) French writer

There are two great rules of life: 1. Never tell everything at once.

(1931 – ) American golfer & broadcaster

Most wives are like ventriloquists: they stand there nodding while the dummy does all the talking.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

The only time I talk on the golf course is to my caddie. And then only to complain when he gives me the wrong club.

Spanish professional golfer

Election: When the air is full of speeches and vice versa

Graduation speeches were invented largely in the belief that college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.

(1948 – ) American cartoonist (Doonesbury)

Making a speech on economics is a lot like pissing down your leg; it seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.

(1908 – 1973) 36th U.S. president

When angry count four; when very angry, swear.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Before I start speaking, I'd like to say something.

Generally speaking, my wife is generally speaking.

(1906 – 1998) English-born American comedian

To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

(1842 – 1914) author & satirist

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist













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