Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.

He superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.