Quotes on Talking

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Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
METAPHOR: A way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Keep your words sweet-you may have to eat them.
There is only one thing in the world that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
In my silence only my voice is missing.
When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Good example is half a sermon.
There are only two types of speakers in the world, the nervous and the liar.
Blessed is the man, who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.