Quotes on Public Speaking:

Keywords: Speak, Speakers, Speaking

These are a compilation of quotes on public speaking with the keywords speak, speaker, and speaking in the quotes.

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Quotes on Public Speaking: Speak, Speakers, Speaking

There are two types of speakers, those that are nervous and those that are liars.
-Mark Twain

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-Winston Churchill

You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart.
-John Ford

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.
-Alexander Gregg

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

In public speaking, we must appeal either to the prejudices of others, or to the love of truth and justice. If we think merely of displaying our own ability, we shall ruin every cause we undertake.
-William Hazlitt, British Writer, best known for his humanistic essays, 1778-1830

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.
-Evan Esar 1899-1995, American


Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public.
-Abraham Lincoln

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
-George Jessel 1898-1981, American actor, known in his lifetime as Toastmaster General of the United States

Speak when you are angry—and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
-Laurence J. Peter 1919-1990, educator and hierarchiologist best known for the creating the Peter Principle

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 American Politician and Orator, 1860-1925

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
-Dorothy Sarnoff

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Its not how strongly you feel about your topic, its how strongly they feel about your topic after you speak.
-Tim Salladay

Don't use words too big for the subject. Dont say ...infinitely...when you mean ...very..., otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
-C. S. Lewis

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