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Wise Quotes about Speech

May you find great value in these Speech quotes and sayings.

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

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People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus


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A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

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

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

Speeches that are measured by the hour
will die with the hour.
- Thomas Jefferson

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

Give a boy address and accomplishments
and you give him the mastery
of palaces and fortunes where he goes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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