Quotes with speak
When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Surely it is more honourable to do great things, than to speak or read great things!...When a Christian has one eye upon his book, the other should be looking up to heaven for a blessing upon what he reads.
The Unsearchable Riches of Christ
The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.
A Qualified Farewell, essay (early 1950's)
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things - of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
U.S. News & World Report, 1996
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Tonight, people who have been in this Capitol for far longer than I have said they’ve never experienced anything like what we saw at the Capitol today and this evening. There were thousands of people here throughout the day, and what they were asking that their voices would be heard. We did our best as a democratic caucus to make sure that happened, and I think the results speak for themselves.
After the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country died in Texas Senate after time expired on the legislative session on June 25, 2013.
To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism. If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.
When people speak to you about a preventive war you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience I have come to hate war. War settles nothing.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
I shall not survive this cruel misfortune. The consequences will be worse than defeat itself. I have no resources left, and, to speak quite frankly I believe everything is lost. I shall not outlive the downfall of my country. Farewell, forever!
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
I cannot speak of Diego as my husband because that term, when applied to him, is an absurdity. He never has been, nor will he ever be, anybody’s husband.
I do not believe that we can still speak of one structuralism. There were a whole lot of movements that claimed to be structuralist.
Let us then be what we are, and speak what we think, and in all things keep ourselves loyal to truth.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.
Let us begin by committing ourselves to the truth -- to see it like it is, and tell it like it is -- to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live the truth.
On accepting the Republican Presidential nomination, 1968
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
I don't know that you can speak of shock … Nothing is too shocking for me. I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
Quoted in Atlas magazine (1971)
It is given to few persons to keep this secret well. Those who lay down rules too often break them, and the safest we are able to give is to listen much, to speak little, and to say nothing that will ever give ground for regret.
Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess, it becomes foolishness. We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so.
Seventh Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1907
Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.
San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
Poverty not only permitted the Brothers to mingle with the poor and speak to them with authority, but, removing from them all material anxiety, it left them free to enjoy without hindrance those hidden treasures which nature reserves for pure idealists.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Note that venerable proverb: Children and fools always speak the truth. The deduction is plain: adults and wise persons never speak it.
"On the Decay of the Art of Lying"
If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
Very few of the so-called liberals are open-minded ... they shout you down and won't let you speak if you disagree with them.
If a man is sufficiently unimaginative to produce evidence in support of a lie, he might just as well speak the truth at once.
The Decay of Lying (1889)
The power of a bold idea uttered publicly in defiance of dominant opinion cannot be easily measured. Those special people who speak out in such a way as to shake up not only the self-assurance of their enemies, but the complacency of their friends, are precious catalysts for change.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train