Quotes about Public Speaking

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
--Maya Angelou

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.
             --Pearl S. Buck

Words have incredible power.
They can make people's hearts soar,
or they can make people's hearts sore.
--Dr. Mardy Grothe

It's quite simple. Say what you have to say and when you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down
-- Winston Churchill

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
 -- Mark Twain

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience
--Alexander Gregg

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
--D. H. Lawrence

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
 --Cato The Elder

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-- Winston Churchill

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
-- Joseph Conrad

It's not how strongly you feel about your topic, it's how strongly they feel about your topic after you speak.
--Tim Salladay

A good orator is pointed and impassioned.
--Marcus T. Cicero

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
--Dionysius Of Halicarnassus

If you can't write your message in a sentence, you can't say it in an hour.
--Dianna Booher

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
--Sir Ralph Richardson

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
--Jean Giraudoux

To be a person is to have a story to tell.
--Isak Dinesen

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

'Of those who say nothing, few are silent.'
--Thomas Neiel