Speeches Quotes SMS Collection

When a sermon at length comes to

When a sermon at length comes to an end, people rise and praise God, and they feel the same way after many other speeches. 

But i never could make a good

But I… never was happy, never could make a good impromptu speech without several hours to prepare it.  ~Mark Twain, 1879 speechquoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/09/twain-speech (Thanks, Garson

Oratory is the power to talk people

Oratory is the power to talk people out of their sober and natural opinions.  ~Joseph ChatfieldMCTO

Liberty dont work as good in practice

Liberty don’t work as good in practice as it does in speeches.  ~Will Rogers

A speech is poetry cadence rhythm imagery

A speech is poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep!  A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest

Always be shorter than anybody dared to

Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope.  ~Lord Reading, on speechmakingCUL

There are always three speeches for every

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave.  The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish

Commencement speeches were invented largely in the

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

The problem with speeches isnt so much

The problem with speeches isn’t so much not knowing when to stop, as knowing when not to begin.  ~Frances Rodman

Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks

Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or unduly firm opinion.  Nonetheless, there must be a speech:

Few speeches which have produced an electrical

Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record.  ~Archibald Philip Primrose

Political speeches are like steer horns a

Political speeches are like steer horns.  A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.  ~Alfred E. Neuman