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Five (count em .... five) thoughts on speeches and speakers for the morning of the State of the Union.

Submitted by Roanman on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 18:49


As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.  Demosthenes

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.  Gore Vidal
Churchill wrote his own speeches. When a leader does that, he becomes emotionally invested with his utterances. If Churchill had had a speech writer in 1940, Britain would be speaking German today.  James C. Humes
It's quite simple, (public speaking) Say what you have to say and when you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down. Winston Churchill
Political speeches are like steer horns. A point here, a point there, and a lot of bull in between.  Alfred E. Neuman
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