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When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Good example is half a sermon.
Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Keep your words sweet-you may have to eat them.
METAPHOR: A way of holding the most truth in the least space.
When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
In my silence only my voice is missing.
The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.
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.
Blessed is the man, who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
There is only one thing in the world that is worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There are only two types of speakers in the world, the nervous and the liar.
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