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Only the prepared speaker dese... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident. Dale Carnegie

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We speak that what we know and... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
We speak that what we know and testify to that which we have seen.

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All the great speakers were ba... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
All the great speakers were bad speakers at first. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Grasp the subject, the words w... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Grasp the subject, the words will follow. Cato the Elder

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I didn't say the things I said... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
I didn't say the things I said.

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If an eloquent speaker speak n... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation? Thomas Carlyle

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Out of the abundance of the he... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

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I don't care how much a person... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words. Josh Billings

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It is delivery that makes the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
It is delivery that makes the orators success. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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One good anecdote is worth a v... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography. William Ellery Channing

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Tell the audience what you're ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said. Dale Carnegie

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Speakers who talk about what l... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners. Dale Carnegie

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The more you are talked about ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
The more you are talked about the less powerful you are. Benjamin Disraeli

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Orators are most vehement when... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak. Cicero

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Half wits talk much, but say l... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Half wits talk much, but say little. Benjamin Franklin

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First learn the meaning of wha... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. Epictetus

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Most people have ears, but few... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Most people have ears, but few have judgment; tickle those ears, and depend upon it, you will catch those judgments, such as they are.

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Say what you have to say and f... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down. Winston Churchill

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Women prefer to talk in twos, ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes. G. K. Chesterton

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A man does not know what he is... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying. G. K. Chesterton

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Opening amenities are often op... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Opening amenities are often opening inanities. Winston Churchill

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Great is our admiration of the... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion. Cicero

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If you have an important point... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack. Winston Churchill

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A good orator is pointed and i... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
A good orator is pointed and impassioned. Cicero

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Before the tongue can speak, i... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound. Peace Pilgrim

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The first evil those who are p... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing. Plutarch

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Do you wish people to think we... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal

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Better never begin than never ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Better never begin than never make an end. George Herbert

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We talk little when we do not ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
We talk little when we do not talk about ourselves. William Hazlitt

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Little said is soon amended. T... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. Baltasar Gracián y Morales

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Condense some daily experience... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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He that speaks much, is much m... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
He that speaks much, is much mistaken. Benjamin Franklin

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I do not speak of what I canno... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
I do not speak of what I cannot praise. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The less people think the more... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
The less people think the more they talk.

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Speaking comes by nature, sile... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.

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He who knows little knows enou... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
He who knows little knows enough if he knows how to hold is tongue.

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Two great talkers will not tra... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Two great talkers will not travel far together.

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It always takes a person much ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
It always takes a person much longer to tell you what he thinks than what he knows.

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When I think over what I have ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people. Seneca the Younger

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It is terrible to speak well a... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. Sophocles

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An orator who is disposed to e... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
An orator who is disposed to evil subverts the law.

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If it requires great tact to s... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Adlai Stevenson has a genius f... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Adlai Stevenson has a genius for saying the right thing, at the right time, to the wrong people. Joe E. Lewis

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Be ever on your guard what you... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom. Horace

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The trouble with talking too f... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet. Eppie Friedman

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The people only understand wha... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them. Alphonse de Lamartine

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What is uttered is finished an... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
What is uttered is finished and done with. Thomas Mann

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Passions are the only orators ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Passions are the only orators to always convinces us. François de La Rochefoucauld

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Persuasive speech, and more pe... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes. Homer

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To speak and to speak well, ar... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Speakers And Speaking
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. Ben Jonson