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speech Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about speech
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“A woman who utters such depressing and disgusting sounds has no right to be anywhere—no right to live. Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespeare and Milton and The Bible; and don’t sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Pygmalion
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Henry Higgins
Eliza Doolittle
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“My soul, conscious of new strength, came out of bondage, and was reaching through those broken symbols of speech to all knowledge and face.”
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″‘Tis one thing to speak much, another well.”
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“Thy tongue Is sharper than a sword’s edge, yet thy speech Will bring thee more defeats than victories.”
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“Thiel was advised not to take Trump’s offer too seriously. But Thiel, who gave a speech supporting Trump at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, reported back that, even having been forewarned, he absolutely was certain of Trump’s sincerity when he said they’d be friends for life—only never to basically hear from him again or have his calls returned.”
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“It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs, but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of rational speech is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.And if it be objected that one who uses such power of speech unjustly might do great harm, that is a charge which may be made in common against all good things except virtue, and above all against the things that are most useful, as strength, health, wealth, generalship. A man can confer the greatest of benefits by a right use of these, and inflict the greatest of injuries by using them wrongly.”
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“Rhetoric falls into three divisions, determined by the three classes of listeners to speeches. For of the three elements in speech-making--speaker, subject, and person addressed--it is the last one, the hearer, that determines the speech’s end and object.”
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“Strange, strange, that manner of voice pricks me. We’ve come into contact before, I’m sure we have.”
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Although the target audience would be children, the content itself could be considered to be fairly gruesome and mature for this age group. The text incorporates a regular rhyme scheme, direct speech in quotation marks, rhetorical questions as well as repetition and capitalisation of significant words.
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“When a man is very good and knows a great deal, he is elected president. They have torch-light processions and bands, and everyone makes speeches. I used to think I might perhaps be a president, but I never thought about being an earl. I didn’t know anything about being an earl.”
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“Jeff frowned. He wished the Missouri bushwhackers would live by the rule Mr. Lincoln had laid down in his speech at Leavenworth. […] But neither side had heeded Lincoln’s gentle advice.”

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