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Top 100 Quotes About Speeches

#1. Glib tongues frill up their hash of knowledge
for mankind in polished speeches
that are no more than vaporous winds
rustling the fallen leaves in autumn. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#2. During an election campaign the air is full of speeches and vice versa. - Author: Henry Adams
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#3. When I give speeches at college, I don't tell stories, I talk about what it is to live your dreams and take the path less traveled. - Author: Tucker Max
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#4. Socrates, when informed of some derogating speeches one had used concerning him behind his back, made only this facetious reply, Let him beat me too when I am absent. - Author: Jean De La Fontaine
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#5. Precisely because our political speeches are meant to be reported, they are not worth reporting. Precisely because they are carefully designed to be read, nobody reads them. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#6. Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. - Author: Pete Seeger
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#7. A confused and weak man hides his weakness and uncertainty with fiery speeches. - Author: Rick Perlstein
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#8. Ideas matter. Legislative proposals matter. Slick campaigns and dazzling speeches can work for a while, but the magic always wears off. - Author: Charles Krauthammer
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#9. To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world. - Author: Barbara Boxer
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#10. The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians. - Author: Dwayne Andreas
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#11. Would I be happy just practicing law? No. Would I be happy just doing TV and speeches? No. I want to do all of these things and be as active as I can ... but my main goal is to have some degree of influence on the public discussion. - Author: Ed Rendell
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#12. [Beowolf] is considered an epic because of its long speeches, its digressions, its repetition, and its being required. - Author: Richard Armour
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#13. Since 1972, I've been going around making speeches on the Everglades. - Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
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#14. I worry that friends will slowly become professional pallbearers, waiting for each death, of their lovers, friends and neighbors, and polishing their funeral speeches; perfecting their rituals of death rather than a relatively simple ritual of life such as screaming in the streets. - Author: David Wojnarowicz
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#15. I am a breast cancer survivor. I was intrigued to learn how many people prefer to talk to someone if they are familiar with their face, like an actor or a politician. So, I began traveling around the country and doing speeches. - Author: Diahann Carroll
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#16. If the Aeneid is language as metaphor, as the sacramental ritualizing of human experience, Cicero's speeches are language as practical tool. - Author: Thomas Cahill
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#17. When you make speeches you elicit expectations against which you will be held accountable. - Author: Bill Bradley
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#18. When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty, human rights and that sort of thing, it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches he and Jack Straw made in 1994. - Author: Rory Bremner
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#19. Readers take in dialogue one thought at a time. A frequent mistake of beginners is to combine thoughts, which may be suitable for other forms of writing but not for dialogue. Another mistake is speechifying. Three sentences at a time is tops, yet many beginners write speeches that go on and on. - Author: Sol Stein
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#20. And Ralph Nader, God bless him, still out there campaigning. Ralph Nader said today he has set a record for the most campaign speeches given in one day. He gave 21 speeches in one day. Of course, we have to take his word for it, because of course, there are no witnesses. - Author: Jay Leno
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#21. The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work. - Author: Voltaire
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#22. The word is a bouncing ball The ruler throws from his balcony. The word has been a shot of morphine. Rulers calm their people with speeches. - Author: Nizar Qabbani
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#23. They (fables) teach us that human beings learn and absorb ideas and concepts through narrative, through stories, not through lessons or theoretical speeches. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#24. I've never thought my speeches were too long; I've rather enjoyed them. - Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
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#25. In presentations or speeches less really is more - Author: Stephen Keague
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#26. As for Hitler, his professed religion unhesitatingly juxtaposed the God-Providence and Valhalla. Actually his god was an argument at a political meeting and a manner of reaching an impressive climax at the end of speeches. - Author: Albert Camus
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#27. Speeches pass away, but acts remain. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#28. We had a national tragedy this week, and the President of the United States and Sarah Palin both made speeches on the same day. Obama came out against lunatics with guns, she gave the rebuttal. - Author: Bill Maher
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#29. It is planned speeches that contain lies or dissimulations, not what you blurt out so spontaneously in one instant. - Author: Tennessee Williams
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#30. The very best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. - Author: Ruth Gordon
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#31. I have said consistently both in my papers and in my speeches - which you heard in the primary campaign - that I will continue to phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax. - Author: Ed Rendell
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#32. Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. - Author: Gore Vidal
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#33. Saruman," I said, "I have heard speeches of this kind before, but only in the mouths of emissaries sent from Mordor to deceive the ignorant. I cannot think that you brought me so far only to weary my ears. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#34. I am quite a shy person. You say that to people, and they say, 'You do interviews, speeches. How can you be shy?' But, fundamentally, I am. - Author: Nicola Sturgeon
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#35. Speeches easy to young speakers are generally very difficult to old listeners. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#36. They were always cold, and usually hungry as well. Only Boxer and Clover never lost heart. Squealer made excellent speeches on the joy of service and the dignity of labor, but the other animals found more inspiration in Boxer's strength and his never-failing cry of I will work harder! - Author: George Orwell
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#37. I do all my speeches in pictures. If I wrote words, I'd get locked in on them. - Author: Jeff Kinney
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#38. I kept my speeches short as captain. I focused on the key points of the opposition of the day. As coach, I was never afraid to give long speeches to the players throughout our preparations. It was important they had all the information possible. - Author: Franz Beckenbauer
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#39. Obamas finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They dont even really inspire. They elevate ... He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh ... Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves. - Author: Ezra Klein
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#40. Lyndon Johnson knew how to make the most of such enthusiasm and how to play on it and intensify it. He wanted his audience to become involved. He wanted their hands up in the air. And having been a schoolteacher he knew how to get their hands up. He began, in his speeches, to ask questions. - Author: Robert A. Caro
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#41. Hitler's oratory moved people and appealed to their hopes and dreams. But his speeches malevolently twisted hope into some gnarled ghastly entities, and appealed to the latent, darkest prejudices of Germans. - Author: Richard M Perloff
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#42. An organization must always remember that its objective is not getting
people to listen to speeches by experts, but getting them to speak for
themselves. - Author: Guy Debord
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#43. Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men. - Author: Thomas Fuller
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#44. I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#45. Speeches are for the younger men who are going places. And I'm not going anyplace except six feet under the floor of that little chapel adjoining the museum and library at Abilene. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#46. But Jesus also wanted to demonstrate that a convincing argument rarely results in a changed heart. Hearts aren't transformed through well-rehearsed speeches; they're transformed when they see the truth and power of God demonstrated through a humble man or woman of God. - Author: Tri Robinson
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#47. One of the most difficult speeches to prepare is an address to a graduation class, which is why I don't often do them. - Author: Jerry Moran
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#48. While I don't read the same thing every day, you know, tonight I am reading some of the speeches of the early unionist fathers." "Why ever would anyone want to do that?" "I don't know. I don't even know if I want to read them. I'm just reading them. - Author: Anonymous
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#49. Humans have changed little over time. We think we've invented the modern world but they were making better speeches 2,000 years ago and grappling with issues of empire and terrorism. - Author: Robert Harris
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#50. A potlatch is similar to a court case in that both are prohibitively expensive; both involve lengthy speeches and the vigorous examination and debate of the actions, rights and legal responsibilities of the participants. One has food, singing and spiritual rites; the other, not so much. - Author: Eden Robinson
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#51. World's children cannot wait any longer. While international community debates and issues recommendations, statements and fine speeches, world's children - marginalised, socially excluded, poor and vulnerable - continue to suffer. - Author: Kailash Satyarthi
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#52. Basic decisions of our society are made through the expressed will of the people. That is why when we see these liberties threatened, instead of falling apart, our nation becomes unified and our democracies come together... in spite of our varied backgrounds and many racial strains. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#53. Political people give speeches and espouse positions declaring that America is the best and strongest nation in the world. - Author: Mike Barnicle
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#54. I've been doing these conventions for 20 years, and we used to at least have debates about issues. Nothing is happening basically at this convention, other than speeches. - Author: Susan Estrich
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#55. take care, in reading the writings of philosophers or hearing their speeches, that you do not attend to words more than things, nor get attracted more by what is difficult and curious than by what is serviceable and solid and useful. - Author: Plutarch
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#56. There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished. - Author: Robert Teeter
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#57. All the most powerful speeches ever made point to a better future. - Author: Patrick Dixon
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#58. Few dignitaries made speeches that Myra said were so full of soap that if we looked closely, we'd see bubbles coming out of their mouths. - Author: V.C. Andrews
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#59. Listen to the speeches, one after another telling the audience what it already knows, evoking applause with necessary cliches, no longer shocking anybody with the shocking facts of the war because you can become so jaded with horror that you develop an emotional callous. - Author: Paul Krassner
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#60. Dr. Prem, a world renowned speaker delivers flawless speeches on various topics including leadership, public speaking, business management and global healthcare. Dr. Prem is well informed and his speeches are well researched. - Author: David Nelson
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#61. Energy is my specialty and I do white papers and briefing documents and I help write speeches for the administration - Author: David Baldacci
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#62. In talking to you I feel very much more at ease than my colleagues who gave the speeches during the banquet. - Author: Felix Bloch
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#63. Coolidge made less speeches and got more votes than any man that ever run. (William Jennings) Bryan was listened to and cheered by more people than any single human in politics, and he lost. So there is a doubt just whether talking does you good or harm. - Author: Will Rogers
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#64. Count Coudenhove-Kalergi put it succinctly in one of his speeches when he declared his ambition that Europe "supersedes democracy" and that democracy be replaced by a "social aristocracy of the spirit."52 - Author: Yanis Varoufakis
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#65. I found myself immediately attracted to Pope John Paul II when, upon his election to the Papacy, his published speeches invariably called attention to the need for recognizing the dignity of the human being as a child of God. - Author: Robert H. Schuller
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#66. He [Roosevelt] has made some speeches that indicate that he is going quite beyond anything that he advocated when he was in the White House, and has proposed a program which is absolutely impossible to carry out except by a revision of the Constitution. - Author: William Howard Taft
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#67. Political leaders normally act by making convincing speeches. - Author: Helmut Schmidt
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#68. You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That's what makes the difference - Author: Wangari Maathai
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#69. All over India policemen were arresting people, all opposition leaders except members of the pro-Moscow Communists, and also schoolteachers lawyers poets newspapermen trade-unionists, in fact anyone who had ever made the mistake of sneezing during the Madam's speeches, - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#70. To her mind the Senate was a place where people went to recite speeches, and she naively assumed that the speeches were useful and had a purpose, but as they did not interest her she never went again. This is a very common conception of Congress; many Congressmen share it. - Author: Henry Adams
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#71. The pursuit of universal rights requires more than speeches. It requires power. - Author: George Friedman
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#72. Speeches are for politicians. We are Milliners, Wonderlanders of action. - Author: Frank Beddor
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#73. Graduation speeches force you to reflect. They are about consciousness. Nothing is better than consciousness. - Author: Bruce Eric Kaplan
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#74. They've got this crazy actor who's 82 years old up there in a suit. I was a mayor, and they're probably thinking I know how to give a speech, but even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks. - Author: Clint Eastwood
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#75. My job in the Senate is not just to give speeches and do interviews, it's to solve problems. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#76. As far as I can make out, women's friendships with each other are based on a gush of lies and pretty speeches that mean nothing. You'd think they were all wolves trying to seduce each other the way they flatter and flirt when they're together. - Author: Marilyn Monroe
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#77. We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about; what they care about is the picture. - Author: Madeleine Albright
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#78. Facts are subversive. Subversive of the claims made by democratically elected leaders as well as dictators, by biographers and autobiographers, spies and heroes, torturers and post-modernists. Subversive of lies, half-truths, myths; of all those easy speeches that comfort cruel men. - Author: Timothy Garton Ash
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#79. I am told that our chroniclers' practice of inventing speeches for great persons whose lives they write is unscholarly. - Author: Poul Anderson
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#80. Ralph Nader is a hero. I know Ralph, and I call him up occasionally. He's helped me out on a couple of occasions when I've given speeches to corporations where he'd have a good ... He'd give me some good information. - Author: Al Franken
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#81. In school, it got so that Elijah learned to talk his way out of anything, gave great long speeches so that his words snaked themselves like vines around the nuns until they could no longer move, [ ... ]. - Author: Joseph Boyden
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#82. I love English. I learned it from the speeches of Winston Churchill. - Author: Maurice Druon
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#83. You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play. - Author: Dixie Carter
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#84. A lot of people have said to me, 'That's a great idea, running for president. You'll get booked for more speeches. You can write a book.' - Author: John Bolton
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#85. Cobden was the greatest statesman and prophet of the century. His speeches are an inspiration. A man whose disciple I am willing to confess I am. - Author: Richard Cobden
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#86. Ensure that your daily chores, thought, actions, speeches and steps are taken with the purpose of giving you a good brand. Decide to be who God wanted you to be. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#87. The speeches to be wary of are those that begin with I'm just going to say a few words. - Author: Frank Muir
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#88. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.
Speeches - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#89. The goal of our lives should be nothing less that becoming so familiar with the "mind of Christ" that we could write Jesus' speeches. - Author: Clare De Graaf
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#90. Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work. - Author: Alan Bullock
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#91. The terms of copyright last far too long: either the life of the author plus 70 years after death for a personal work or 95 years for a corporate work. That length doesn't encourage more authorship - it merely limits the speakers who could share powerful speeches, books, and films. - Author: Marvin Ammori
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#92. One child must never be set above another, even in casual conversation, not to mention in speeches that circle the globe. - Author: Alice Walker
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#93. The peers just fill the air with their speeches.""And from what I've seen, vice versa. - Author: Gregory Benford
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#94. The blight of futility that lies in wait for men's speeches had fallen upon our conversation and made it a thing of empty sounds. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#95. Perfect health, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. - Author: Sri Aurobindo
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#96. Usually, after a disagreement, they suggested i read this or that, often Marx, Lenin, or Engels. I preferred Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il Sung, Che, or Fidel, but i ended up having to get into Marx and Lenin just to understand a lot of the speeches and stuff Huey Newton was putting out. - Author: Assata Shakur
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#97. Ward has no heart, they say, but I deny it: He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it. - Author: Samuel Rogers
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#98. Better than a long speech is a single quietening word. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#99. It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave. - Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
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#100. [President George W.] Bush - never mind his well-crafted set speeches; listen to him as he leans on a lectern, chatting to an audience of carpenters - is completely comfortable being himself, a skill still eluding Gore in his 55th year. - Author: George Will
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