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25 Awesome Public Speaking Quotes


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An overview of our favorite public speaking quotes.

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25 Awesome Public Speaking Quotes

  1. “You can speak well if your tongue can deliverthe message of your heart.”John Ford
  2. “Be still when you have nothing to say; whengenuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got tosay, and say it hot.”D.H. Lawrence  
  3. “Let thy speech be betterthan silence, or be silent.”Dionysius Of Halicarnassus  
  4. “What we say isimportant… for in mostcases the mouth speaks whatthe heart is full of.”Jim Beggs
  5. “If you can’t write your message in a sentence,you can’t say it in an hour.”Dianna Booher
  6. “There are always threespeeches, for every one youactually gave. The one you practiced,the one you gave, and the oneyou wish you gave.”Dale Carnegie
  7. “It usually takes me more than three weeksto prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain
  8. “A good orator is pointedand impassioned.” Marcus T. Cicero
  9. “Oratory is the power totalk people out of theirsober and naturalopinions.”Joseph Chatfield
  10. “He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the rightargument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always beengreater than the power of sense.” Joseph Conrad
  11. “There are three things to aim at inpublic speaking: first, to get intoyour subject, then to get your subjectinto yourself, and lastly, to get yoursubject into the heart of youraudience.”Alexander Gregg
  12. “The success of yourpresentation will bejudged not by theknowledge you send but bywhat the listener receives.”Lilly Walters
  13. “If you don’t know what youwant to achieve in yourpresentation your audience neverwill.”Harvey Diamond
  14. “Best way to conquer stage fright isto know what you’re talking about.”Michael H. Mescon
  15. “There are only two types ofspeakers in the world. 1.The nervous and 2. Liars.” Mark Twain
  16. “No one ever complains abouta speech being too short!”Ira Hayes
  17. “90% of how well the talk will go isdetermined before the speaker stepson the platform.”Somers White
  18. “It takes one hour ofpreparation for each minuteof presentation time.”Wayne Burgraff
  19. “The most precious thingsin speech are the pauses.”Sir ralph richardson
  20. “Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.”Martin Fraquhar Tupper
  21. “They may forget what you said, but theywill never forget how you made them feel.”Carl W. Buechner
  22. “The problem with speeches isn’t somuch not knowing when to stop, asknowing when not to begin.”Frances Rodman
  23. “Words have incredible power. Theycan make people’s hearts soar, or theycan make people’s hearts sore.”Dr. Mardy Grothe
  24. “Speech is power: speech is topersuade, to convert, to compel.”Ralph waldo emerson
  25. “The right word may be effective, butno word was ever as effective as arightly timed pause.”Mark Twain
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