Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Speech is the deadliest of revealers.
Speech is civilization itself.
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
Speech is a rolling-machine that always stretches the feelings it expresses!
Mend your speech a little, Lest you may mar your fortunes.
If you disperse energy in speech, it doesn’t leave you too much over for action.
Free speech is unthinkable. All other kinds of freedom are permitted.
Be check’d for silence, but never tax’d for speech.
A word in earnest is as good as a speech.