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    Being generous and kindly in speech, doing a good turn for others, and treating all alike. One like this will be praised.

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    Beneath the surface of repartee and mock seriousness, [Plato's Phaedrus] is asking whether we ought to prefer a neuter form of speech to the kind which is ever getting us aroused over things and provoking an expense of spirit.

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    Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.

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    Common fluency of speech in many men and most women is owing to a scarcity of matter.

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    Conservative pundits have a remarkable amount of free speech.

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    Creation discloses a power that baffles our minds and beggars our speech. We are enamored and enchanted by God's power. We stutter and stammer about God's holiness. We tremble before God's majesty... and yet, we grow squeamish and skittish before God's love.

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    Cultivate a sweet temper and the sweet speech which is its natural consequence.

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    Cultivate these, then, for they are wholly within your power: sincerity and dignity; industriousness; and sobriety. Avoid grumbling, be frugal, considerate, and frank; be temperate in manner and speech; carry yourself with authority.

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    Cumulatively, American society is sliding toward a new form of 'authoritarian democracy'. Elections continue, free speech is generally protected, institutions operate in accordance with the Constitution, but the reality of state - society relations is dramatically altered by the counter-terrorist claims of emergency rule and the right of exception.

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    Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap.

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    Being part of the campaign, we put up front in all of Donald Trump's speeches for the last two or three weeks not the FBI but ObamaCare. That seems to me to be the thing that moved the votes in Michigan, that moved the votes in places where we otherwise Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.

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    Believe me, those great death bed speeches are written ahead of time.

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    Ben Crenshaws, Ive got a good feeling speech.

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    Be modest in speech, but excel in action.

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    Better than a long speech is a single quietening word.

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    Beware! Freedom of speech also includes the freedom to be misunderstood.

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    Beyond all the other reasons not to do it, free speech assaults always backfire: they transform bigots into martyrs.

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    Bones didn’t share any of my qualms about suddenly holding an arm that wasn’t attached to a body anymore. He just grabbed the ghoul by his other arm and began thumping him over the head with the loose limb. I’d heard Bones threaten to beat someone with their own limb before, but I’d always assumed that was a figure of speech. Apparently not.

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    Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.

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    Break the ice, or draw that which lives in the dimness out into the full light of speech - what happens is the same: that which is now seen and now grasped is not, in its clearness, the shadowy thing that was.

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    Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

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    But a public oration is an escapade, a non-committal, an apology, a gag, and not a communication, not a speech, not a man.

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    But can one not conceive of a presence, and of a presence to itself of the subject before speech or signs, a presence to itself of the subject in a silent and intuitive consciousness? Such a question therefore presupposes that, prior to the sign, and outside it, excluding any trace and any différance, something like consciousness is possible.

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    but I had also learned that freedom of speech means freedom from rhetoric.

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    But in love each moment is magnified, and every gesture, word and syllable is examined like a speech by the President.

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    But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible

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    But there's a lot of them that had that exact reaction, who had never heard Trump speak before. And I remember when I said this after [Donald] Trump's speech, I had a lot of emails. "Come, Rush! It's not... People aren't that segregated anymore." Don't doubt me on this. The left, you do not know how they sequester themselves.

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    By going on the defensive. [...] libertarians are, inadvertently, conceding that speech should be policed for propriety, and that those who violate standards set by the PC set are somehow defective on those grounds alone and deserve to be purged from "polite" company.

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    Chess isn't a game of speed, it is a game of speech through actions

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    Clint Eastwood's speech was kind of a metaphor for the entire Republican Party: A confused old person yelling at something that doesn't exist.

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    College campuses have become fascist colonies of anti-American hate speech, hypersensitivity, speech codes, banded words and prohibited scientific inquiry.

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    Democracy is not about making speeches. It is about making committees work.

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    Democrats always were a cheap lot. They never had much money to operate on.... They would rather make a speech than a dollar. They cultivate their voice instead of their finances.

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    Democrats haven't been this upset about an American engaging in free speech since Juanita Broaddrick opened her yap.

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    Despite the apparent absoluteness of the First Amendment, there are any number of ways of getting around it, ways that are known to any student of law. In general, the strategy is to manipulate the distinction between speech and action which is at bottom a distinction between inconsequential and consequential behavior.

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    Dialect or the speech of the people is capable of expressing whatever the people are.

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    Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.

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    Do not use the sharpness of your speech on your mother who taught you how to speak.

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    Does freedom of speech give the right to offend?

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    Doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that's always made me feel good.

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    Do not be satisfied with the speech of your lips and the thought in your heart, all the promises and good sayings in your mouth, and all the good thoughts in your heart; rather you must arise and do!

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    Down through the years certain fads of slang had come and gone, and their vestiges could be found in Janie's and Mabel's conversation, like mastodon bones in a swamp.

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    Do what ya have to do to pay off yer debt with Heaven,’ he said, his concern for proper speech abandoned. ‘But ya do not die on me, ya understand? I can’t live without ya. Yer all I got, woman.’ Her breath caught in her lungs. ‘I don’t want to be here if you’re not.

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    Dr. King gave the "I have a dream" speech, not the "I have a plan" speech.

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    During a speech on Sunday, President Obama said to the crowd, 'We've got to vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote.' This went on for an hour until someone finally fixed his teleprompter.

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    Early American speeches, from Washington's to Patrick Henry's, have been detheologized in history textbooks. No one has called it censorship.

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    Elemental Music is never just music. It's bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener bust as a co-performer.

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    Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' is my go-to song to pump myself up if I'm having a tough time or if I get really nervous right before a speech.

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    Eloquence is the language of nature, and cannot be learned in the schools; but rhetoric is the creature of art, which he who feels least will most excel in.

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    Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.