Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
In our period, they say there is free speech. They say there is no penalty for poets, There is no penalty for writing poems. They say this. This is the penalty.
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don’t you let it out then?
It’s hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word ‘farm’ or the word ‘rural.’
Free speech means the right to shout ‘theatre’ in a crowded fire.
Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
Tears at times have the weight of speech.
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
Behold how Christ is the foundation of the church and the apostles are the foundations! Christ is by a figure of speech – antonomastice – the foundation because the edifice of the church begins from him and is finished in him and through him. But the prophets and apostles are the foundations because their authority bears up our weakness.