Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.
I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.
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.
Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned small speech cantankerous.
Silence at the proper season is wisdom and better than any speech.
It is Barack Obama who is at war with this country. Recent events prove it. This is not a cliche. It's not a figure of speech. Obama is at war with the U.S. economy.
Trust me I have never written a speech in my life and if I have my way I never will.
You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies - and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
People make suggestions on what to say all the time. I'll give you an example I don't read what's handed to me. People say 'Here here's your speech or here's an idea for a speech.' They're changed. Trust me.
I travel all over the country making speeches for people I believe in.
Silence is as deep as eternity speech a shallow as time.
I've spent too much time giving speeches traveling the world.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech to use any information and technology to purchase and use recreational drugs to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices' to be free of intruders and to privacy.
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
My hope is that the Chinese government will come to realise that it is futile to repress free speech and that contrary to what they believe a regime's strength rests not its suppression of a plurality of opinions and ideas but in its capacity and willingness to encourage them.
Most of Roosevelt's innovations have been the law of the land for 70 years now and yet we are still a free society free enough that is to allow tens of thousands of protesters to gather on the National Mall and to broadcast their slogans and speeches to the world via C-SPAN.
We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about what they care about is the picture.
I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother my aunt my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.
It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.
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.
Language is legislation speech is its code. We do not see the power which is in speech because we forget that all speech is a classification and that all classifications are oppressive.
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.