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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 178) – Ancient Egypt

“Make thyself a craftsman in speech, for thereby thou shalt gain the upper hand.” — Inscription found in a 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb Photo courtesy of Flickr / Sam and Ian

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 174) – Joseph Conrad

“He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.” — Joseph Conrad

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 173) – Martin Farquhar Tupper

“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.” — Martin Farquhar Tupper

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 172) – Mahatma Gandhi

“Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 171) – Khalil Jibran

“The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.” — Khalil Gibran

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 170) – Nelson Mandela

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela

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