Speaking Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old speaking quotes, speaking sayings, and speaking proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The universe is always speaking to us... sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more. Nancy Thayer
The manner of your speaking is full as important as the matter, as more people have ears to be tickled than understandings to judge. Lord Chesterfield
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie. Desiderius Erasmus
When in doubt, just spit it out. That all challenges can be overcome by speaking the truth, no matter how it comes out. Dan Brown
Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you. Deepak Chopra
Let's acknowledge the difference between speaking up with intention and speaking up for attention. Monica Lewinsky
Speaking truth will rarely earn you friends, but it will reveal who your true friends are and who are true friends of Christ. Mark Hart
Speaking kind words starts a wave of love in motion that brings more love upon your shores. Molly Friedenfeld
A man speaking sense to himself is no madder than a man speaking nonsense not to himself. Tom Stoppard
We rarely repent of speaking little, but often of speaking too much. Jean De La Bruyere
Speaking is what most people work on. They forget the thinking and the breathing and instead try to occupy space with sound. Margaret Heffernan
In speaking, it is best to be clear and say just enough to convey the meaning. Confucius
A talent for speaking differently, rather than for arguing well is the chief instrument of cultural change. Richard Rorty
Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence. Hazrat Inayat Khan
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. Sir Winston Churchill
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. Evan Esar
Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think. Octavio Paz
If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well. Moliere
Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language. Ramana Maharshi
One must turn the tongue seven times in the mouth before speaking. Roland Barthes
The act of speaking our intentions aloud shifts them from wishful thinking into action. Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
Use words to please, to instruct, to soothe. Then stop speaking. Kate Horsley
Speaking with passion born of your own authentic experience and belief is always persuasive. Charlotte Beers
Good public speaking is based on good private thinking. Scott Berkun
If you re not speaking your own truth, you will never be able to be all you are meant to be. You cannot be pretending to be somebody else. Oprah Winfrey
Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking. Naomi Wolf
One open way of speaking introduces another open way of speaking, and draws out discoveries, like wine and love. Michel de Montaigne
Speaking the truth, once you have started it, is too exhilarating to draw back. Storm Jameson
The most powerful speaking you can do is the speaking that comes from your heart and your love. Sandra Cisneros