Quotes with speech
Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.
1958. Quoted in Hidden Philosophy of Hannah Arendt By Margaret Betz Hull (2002)
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
I do question the motives of a deskbound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech.
On the Senate floor, criticizing President Bush for declaring mission accomplished in a speech from the deck of the aircraft carrier. As quoted in The Washington Post on May 7, 2003.
Freedom of speech and of the press are essential to the enlightenment of a free people and in restraining those who wield power. Particularly should this freedom be employed in comment upon the work of the courts, who are without many influences ordinarily making for humour and humility, twin antidotes to the corrosion of power.
Bridges v. California (1941)
Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.
The Magic Mountain
Vigorous thought must come from a fresh brain. We cannot expect nerve, snap, robustness and vigor, sprightliness and elasticity, in the speech, in the book, or in the essay, from an exhausted, jaded brain.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
I think it's very important for everyone in America to realize right now the state of our country, not just on this issue but on a lot of issues, that it is time to get active again. People have just sat back and just sort of said, oh, let somebody else do it for a long time, and we're seeing what's happening to the country, even freedom of speech. It's not going well. So I think this is a real opportunity for people to see, yes, if you do get out and you do get active, there are other people there. You just have to seek them out.
That speech, uttered at the field of Gettysburg ... and now sanctified by the martyrdom of its author, is a monumental act. In the modesty of his nature he said 'the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; but it can never forget what they did here.' He was mistaken. The world at once noted what he said, and will never cease to remember it.
Writing about the Gettysburg Address in April 1865.